What that means to me is that this person has writing skills. That they have a track record for being able to put stuff out. I won't be chancing my time with someone who is a newbie, or doesn't have their stuff together.
I was also intrigued by the premise of the book. This book is to look at the deeper values that should inform our lives. Mr. Brooks has decided to look at what he calls our "resume virtues" as compared to our "eulogy virtues". He wants to examine how through internal struggle we get a sense of our own limitation and how that effects our character.
I think we could all stand to take a closer look at how we live our lives, why we live our lives the way we do, and maybe if we are taking the best approach.
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