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Live What You Love: Notes from an Unusual Life

by Robert Blanchard, Melinda Blanchard
     
 
Bob and Melinda Blanchard's first book, A Trip to the Beach, sold more than 85,000 copies and became inspiration for countless people who were ready to start living their dreams. Comprising stories, reflections, notes, insights, and a bit of advice, Live What You Love is the Blanchard's warm, engaging, and personal response to the thousands of fans

Overview

Bob and Melinda Blanchard's first book, A Trip to the Beach, sold more than 85,000 copies and became inspiration for countless people who were ready to start living their dreams. Comprising stories, reflections, notes, insights, and a bit of advice, Live What You Love is the Blanchard's warm, engaging, and personal response to the thousands of fans who've asked them, "How did you do it?"

"What happens if life falls outside the expected lines and inside others that are self-defined? Our experiences tell us that living this way is as wonderful as it is odd. We happen to believe that life really is about choices, and we love what happens when interesting ones get paired together."--Bob and Melinda Blanchard

After the Blanchards' published A Trip to the Beach, they found that readers responded personally and passionately, often buying multiple copies to give friends and family. They received countless invitations to lecture and requests for national television appearances, and have been asked to develop a series for PBS. Everyone, it seems, wanted to live their life: during the winter, the couple operate the most popular restaurant in Anguilla, the tiny Caribbean nation hideaway of celebrities, beautiful beaches and luxurious homes, and spend summers in the green hills of Northern Vermont.
Through delightful and moving stories, reflections, notes--and a soupcon of advice--the Blanchards have written a stunning, inspirational manifesto where truly living what you love becomes a revolutionary act, a rebellion against the common life. They show how, through self-trust, personal adjustment, and daily acts of commitment, each of us can live the life we love and make every day a personal treasure. Full of warmth, humor, wisdom, and charm, LWYL is the Blanchard's love letter to life, a celebration of unusual choices, and a thank you gift to all of their fans.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Stuck in a rut and dreaming of running off to Tahiti? That fantasy can become a reality if you simply heed the advice offered in the Blanchards' uplifting follow-up to A Trip to the Beach (2001). The authors encourage readers to live an "unusual life"-one that is odd and wonderful, custom built to individual values and priorities. All that's required, according to the Blanchards, is the "Big Four": passion, location, money, and people. This formula worked for the couple, who left the security of an established business in Vermont to build their dream restaurant on a remote Caribbean island. Brimming with stories, reflections, notes, and occasional sage words of advice, this book is sure to inspire readers to live the life of their dreams. Highly recommended for public libraries.-Wendy Lee, Marshall-Lyon Cty. Lib., MN Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402728426
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/18/2005
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
605,773
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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