U-Turn: What If You Woke Up One Morning and Realized You Were Living the Wrong Life?

U-Turn: What If You Woke Up One Morning and Realized You Were Living the Wrong Life?

by Bruce Grierson

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U-Turn: What If You Woke Up One Morning and Realized You Were Living the Wrong Life? by Bruce Grierson

In this impressively researched and incisive book, Bruce Grierson draws on over three hundred stories of so-called "U-turners," who have risked their livelihoods to answer a sudden wake-up call. We meet people who change political parties and careers, doctors who quit to become poets, men who become women, people who suddenly become revolutionaries for a cause they didn't care about the day before. In chapters that address everything from the neuroscience behind epiphanies to the possibility of "forcing" a U-turn, Grierson brilliantly describes and elucidates this powerful, mysterious phenomenon, and in doing so illuminates all of our continual struggles with life choices and identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596917958
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Bruce Grierson has been nominated for eight Canadian National MagazineAwards, and is the coauthor of Culture Jam. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and daughter.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
The Burning Spear     11
The Time of Reckoning     25
The Likely Candidate     43
The Condemned Twin     64
The Revolutionary Evolution     96
The Crying Baby     120
The Change of Heart     131
The Kandinsky Decision     154
The Road to Damascus     170
The Good Hypocrite     201
The Thought Experiment     223
The Parole Board's Dilemma     245
The Earth As Seen from Space     271
Notes     289
Selected Bibliography     315
Acknowledgments     325
Index     327

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