Thursday, December 3, 2015

Game Changers: Memoirs of People Who Turned Their Lives Upside-Down

You've read Wild: From Lost to Found On the Pacific Crest Trail. And Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy,
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search For Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, and maybe even Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes From Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint. People can change their lives - take the road less traveled, make a 180 degree turn, change the rules of the game - and many times, for the better. Sometimes the catalysts for change are unlikely - the quest for the perfect slice of pizza? An adventure playground in Japan? Baking? - and the lifestyle change itself surprising (choosing a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle is not uncommon, but we had not heard about choosing sheep-herding before - and yet there are two people on this list who did), and remember,"Life is a journey, not a destination."

Shepherd: A Memoir by Richard Gilbert 

Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina MacLaughlin

Chasing the Dragon: One Woman's Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong's Drug Dens by Jackie Pullinger with Andrew Quicke

Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search For Wonder In the Natural World by Leigh Ann Henion

All the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found by Phillip Connors

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