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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
– Charles W. Eliot
Happy “Library Shelfie Day”. . .
Today’s CNN article pointed out that “If a book can change your life, why leave that to serendipity? The trend toward bibliotherapy — a strategy of seeking books that aid you through difficult times and aspects of your life — is starting to catch on.”
And God knows we’ve been living through difficult times.
So, here’s my humble contribution to further encourage bookshelf therapy, to ideally support a “Great Reevaluation” in the midst of “The Great Resignation.”
I’ve been blessed to have the support of several beta-readers (besides all the editorial reviews below), and here’s just a couple comments that have come in from readers like you:
“The Back Forty is a brilliant challenge, rather, a very compelling invitation to live the rest of our lives, regardless of age, at an elevated sense of freedom, joy and achievement – however, WE define achievement in OUR OWN lives. In a compelling and fun way, the book gently leads you to that definition and lures you into wanting more.”— Werner Berger
“I keep thinking of What Color is Your Parachute? and how long that’s been around as a go to book. This has the potential to be a similar operating manual for someone going through this midlife makeover process.”— Steve Stebbins
CareerGuy and Back Forty Freedom Flier
Got The Back Forty?
“It is is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially.”
– Donna Tartt