Notes to Myselfby Hugh Prather
Reading Notes To Myself is one of those rare experiences that comes only once in a great while. The editor who discovered the book said, "When I first read Prather's manuscript it was late at night and I was tired, but by the time I finished it, I felt rested and alive. Since then I've reread it many times and it says even more to me now." The book serves as a beginning for the reader's exploration of his or her own life and as a treasury of thoughtful and insightful reminders.
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- 20th anniversary ed
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Hugh Prather's book simplifies our ability to complicate important personal issues. First read this book decades ago ~ it's still compelling!
a rare gem... most authors are engrossed in the incessant need to speak from a lofty perch for the sole reason of trying to impress the reader. Hugh Prather doesn't believe in using this approach. He refuses to be anything else but brutally honest about his shortcomings, his most recent thoughts, his aged and haunting problems, and his struggles to find the courage to continue to embrace his own fears. This is perhaps the most human book I have ever encountered. Never have I read something as painful, joyful, reassuring, and enlightening as this. Prather's intention is obvious... he had made a conscious decision to dig deep into his own soul to extract the essence of who he was. He needed to embark on this journey of admitting everything to complete the circle. If the reader found comfort in his words then I feel Prather would be gracious, but I think it's rather obvious that his intent was for self-gratification... an attribute that is missing in much of what we expose ourselves to. I feel his title 'Notes To Myself' is so overwhelmingly truthful... if self honesty is your focus then its effect is contagious.