Official Review: The Book of WHY (and HOW) by Corey Poirier

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Official Review: The Book of WHY (and HOW) by Corey Poirier

Post by kislany » 07 Feb 2018, 13:41

[Following is an official review of "The Book of WHY (and HOW)" by Corey Poirier.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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I’m sure many of us have read (or even watched) The Secret. For lots of people this was a major turning point in their lives; for others (like me), that moment occurred when they have read The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. If you think back to when you started to see the world with different eyes, I’m sure you will be able to pinpoint a specific book, movie, or even a conversation with a special person. For some, that turning point will be this very book, The Book of WHY (and HOW).

Corey Poirier, a prominent TEDx speaker, well-known radio host, and author of several self-help books, discusses how, if you want to better your life and want to find something more meaningful in it, you should know your whys and your hows. Basically, you should ask yourself: “What is my purpose here?” “What am I supposed to be doing?” and “Why me?”

When you find the answers to these questions, you will find your purpose in life. You will begin to notice positive changes and will begin to make a real impact on others as well. In the book, the author guides you step by step using lots of pep talk, lots of examples from others who made it (even when their situation was initially desperate), and lots of exercises. In fact, there are exercises after each chapter, giving the book a really interactive feeling while reading.

Before writing the book, Corey Poirier interviewed thousands of people from all walks of life who have one thing in common: they are all high achievers. They are all people who have “made it.” What the author found was that all these people began their conscious life-choices with their WHY. They all had purpose, passion, and a willingness to walk the talk. And they all had (and still continue to have) a strong impact on thousands, if not millions of people all around the world.

Some of the people he interviewed were James Redfield, the popular New Age author; Mark Goffeney, who was born without arms yet eventually got an Emmy for playing the guitar with his feet; the powerful motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar; Tony Robbins (I think he needs no introduction); Deepak Chopra, the famous alternative healing and New-Age advocate; Jack Canfield, the father of the Chicken Soup book series, and so many others. If there is a truly well-researched book, it has to be The Book of WHY (and HOW). By picking the brains of so many different role models in our world, the author allows the reader to gain insights from the wisdom of all these people. Their knowledge is distilled into one, relatively short book.

I guess from my review you can gather that I was highly impressed by it. It made a strong impact on me and left me quite enthusiastic and positive about my life. It gave me a new purpose, even if it begins with sitting and doing all the exercises in my quiet time.

The writing style is clear and to the point, and while I did find several punctuation errors (semicolons used instead of commas; no space between two words; periods missing from the end of sentences, etc.), I cannot give this book less than 4 out of 4 stars. I strongly recommend it to people who want to better their lives, folks who enjoy reading self-help and motivational books, and to anyone who wants to start a new career or leave a boring job behind. This book will show you how to find your passion and your purpose, and why you should care.

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 08 Feb 2018, 07:42

The interaction stated brings out life in the book, this will enlighten readers notting that it is a more philosophical book. I like this, and it definitely goes to my book shelf. Thank you!
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Post by kandscreeley » 08 Feb 2018, 08:20

I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much. I haven't seen the Secret or read the Celestine Prophecy. Maybe that makes me odd. Thanks for the review, though.
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Post by Cherylrsh » 08 Feb 2018, 14:32

I have read the books you mentioned and it did impact me to the point, I now look at everything and have to smile when someone mentions, "What a coincidence."
I love the effort the author had to make to do such thorough research. This must find a space in my reading list. Thank you for an excellent review.

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Post by Arrigo_Lupori » 08 Feb 2018, 15:13

I'm into philosophical matters and succes stories. I'll give this one a go!

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Post by Ridestherange » 08 Feb 2018, 16:21

The friendly and engaging nature of this review draws the reader in and makes one want to read this book. Well done.

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Post by Maggie G » 08 Feb 2018, 21:58

I’m always a little skeptical about books that say they’ll help you find your purpose in life, but it sounds like the author got some heavy hitters to talk to him. Good review!

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Post by Kiariejack » 09 Feb 2018, 06:50

The review seems to be answering my quest for purpose, I therefore must read this one to satisfy this desire

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 09 Feb 2018, 10:05

This will be added to my to-read list with immediate effect. Motivation is something I can never get enough of.
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Post by jaylperry » 09 Feb 2018, 14:57

Thank you for this review. Looking at the description, I would not have picked it up. After reading your review, however, I think I will add this to my list of books to read.
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Post by Gray_Lite » 11 Feb 2018, 15:06

Thanks for the thorough review. This book sounds like it would be right up my alley. Have a great day, and thanks again for sharing your thoughts.

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Post by vinodsai » 12 Feb 2018, 13:07

“What is my purpose here?” “What am I supposed to be doing?” and “Why me?” When you find the answers to these questions, you will find your purpose in life. These questions in your review got me thinking. Also, I love Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins. I would love to read this book. Fab Review.

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Post by CommMayo » 14 Feb 2018, 17:20

Thank you for including a nice background about the author. Knowing about their involvement in TEDtalks makes me that much more interested in them.

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Post by Adekanmi » 14 Feb 2018, 21:45

The interaction stated brings out life in the book, this will enlighten readers notting that it is a more philosophical book. I like this, and it definitely goes to my book shelf. Thank you!

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Post by Kalin Adi » 16 Feb 2018, 11:01

This seems to be a very profound thought-provoking book that helps to delve into the reader's psyque his motives and desires. Not many books can achieve this objective. I love the fact it is well researched, so it's written with evidence. I'll put this one on my 'to read' list. Thanks for this detailed review!

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