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Why Life Stories Change: As You Look At Your Own Life Story You See Yourself Differently

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Why Life Stories Change is a quick and simple read with lots of highlightable quotes!

I admit, the title of this little book was what first attracted me. I wanted to know why life stories change and how I see myself differently as I have aged. I’m not sure that this book gave me a concrete answer to this question though. 


The author shared a few samples of his life story rhetoric as examples of how looking back he has reevaluated the importance of a particular event. He has a little more experience than most in retelling his life story as a member of a men’s church group focused on bonding. Mr. Jones first noticed that the stories of members in the group shared changed with the retelling over time which led to the thoughts contained in this book.


I would have enjoyed more personal stories and more development of the topic of why life stories changed in the book. The book was finished before I had time to mull things over. I was left with the question of what I was supposed to do with this idea of retelling life stories. Was the author encouraging me to just reflect on these events? Was I supposed to write my life story paying particular attention to how I saw events as I was writing? I felt at loose ends at the end of the book. 


The text was well edited, except for the words Little League which were not capitalized when used. Having been born a mere stone’s throw from the capital of the Little League World Series stadium, this was a glaring issue for me. Other than that, there were no major errors that I found.


I enjoyed the quotes from book characters, authors and celebrities that were sprinkled throughout the book. I also enjoyed reading the segments of Mr. Jones life story he chose to include. His About the Author was very well written, so much so that I would have enjoyed hearing more about some of those events in the book itself.


Overall, it was a quick and simple read with quite of things I felt were worth highlighting. 

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I am a voracious reader. I've also self-published several books. My interests include homesteading, traveling, specifically in Mexico, off-grid living, natural healing, herbs, and teaching. I enjoy reading everything from paranormal romance to prepping.

How you see yourself changes

About the author

I am a, writer, reader, consultant, career development coach & seeker of knowledge. I do a lot of a pondering about books, art, authors, music, poetry, service, kindness, & most of all, "people." These are influences that help us develop identity, change it (even reinvent it) as we go through life. view profile

Published on September 18, 2019

Published by Kindle Publishing

9000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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