All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trekby Dave Marinaccio
Years ago, Dave Marinaccio discovered that the solutions to all of life's problems could be found in the episodes of "Star Trek," the galaxy's greatest compendium of wisdom and experience. All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek proceeds from the great truth that every situation you will have to face in life has already been faced by Captain James Tiberius Kirk and the intrepid crew of the Starship Enterprise.
This is an inspiring collection of down-to-earth philosophy on subjects ranging from skydiving to decision making, from what to do about a beer belly to how to treat house-guests, from dealing with authority to making true friends. In this audio, Dave Marinaccio offers the key to leading a meaningful existence. Here are some of the life-enhancing lessons you will learn:
Everyone has a role in life. Do your own job and the ship will function smoothly.
If you can keep your head in a crisis, you've got a fighting chance.
End every episode with a smile.
There is no better guide available for confronting the strange life-forms and alien civilizations we encounter every day.
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This is a very very funny book. One of the most enjoyable few hours I have spent in some time. It's clever, insightful and very human, f you like Star Trek you will love this book that's written in little segments so you can read it chunks --but I read it a almost all the way though as soon as I sat down. Five-stars.
I love Star Trek, OK? This should have been a really great book, since there are so many important lessons in the series. But Marinaccio completely misses many important lessons, in my opinion, and gets several other lessons mixed up, and generally dilutes whatever lessons remain to the point of vapidity with his self-indulgence and self-absorption. Sorry, Dave, but not everything in Star Trek relates to some insignificant detail of your small little life in a Marketing company. Not to mention that the book stops short. 'I think there's a new series called DS9 or something, I'll have to keep an eye on that.' Seriously, he says that. To me, watching the later series greatly expanded the 'lessons that needed to be learned'. I threw this book away in disgust after reading it. Really. Lierally threw it in the trash. It was that bad, and I didn't want to be embarrassed by having it sit on the shelf as my complete DVD collections of all the Star Trek TV series. Please do NOT buy this book. It's really HORRIBLY STUPID!