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The best-selling author returns with his biggest book yet in which he teaches us the secret to living a happier life: Get rid of as many expectations as possible - of ourselves, our future, our relationships, our career, and our family.

Expectations are the secret software, running on the hardware of our minds, controlling our emotions, decisions, and actions. How? 

Think about your life. How much of the sadness you feel derives from what you think should have happened - than with what actually happened?

Think about your career. How much of the discontent you feel comes from your belief about where you’d be at this point - than with the progress you’ve actually made?

Think about your relationships. How much of your dissatisfaction with friends, family, significant others, or spouses has to do with your unspoken presumptions - than with the people themselves?

Having so many expectations is distorting your perspective, decreasing your happiness and disrupting your joy. 

You can live a life of true freedom, greater peace and less stress: Release as many expectations as possible.

This, DeVon Franklin argues, is the secret to a better life now.

In a culture obsessed with more, Live Free is a bold counterintuitive book that can start a cultural revolution, Franklin contends. 

Everyone struggles with unnecessary expectations. But once you learn to let go of them, you can set the stage for the life you’ve always wanted. 

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 DeVon Franklin (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Rudk
  • 31-05-2021

Amazing Content!

I was truly blessed and inspired by this book. I love it so much I plan to purchase a hardcopy so I can flag content that rattled my bones and made me pay attention. Great work!

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  • Bree
  • 10-06-2021

Great Read - but a few mistakes in the audio

The book is great, but several times in the audio he references Issa Rae, when he’s actually talking about Yvonne Orji. It happened like 5-6 times, so I’m not even sure how it was missed, but want to call it out so it can be fixed.

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  • Cre8ivrho
  • 22-06-2021

Timely And So Practical!

Loved it! No one could have read it better. Him reading it makes it so personal and real! I needed this.

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  • Lorenzo Welch
  • 09-06-2021

Inspired

Learned alot. Remember to trust process not just outcome!! remain disciplined and dedicated. Do notbe afraid to set boundaries.

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  • Pen Name
  • 02-06-2021

One of the best books out there

Reading this book has reminded me that trying to live up to other people's expectations but your own will steal your joy. Setting and knowing your own expectations makes you free. Thanks D'von, I needed this.

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  • Kam Smith
  • 27-05-2021

This book was worth the wait

I could not wait until this book was released and finally it’s here!!! I’m so glad that Devon shared so much honesty, grounded wisdom and knowledge. I’m also glad he was the narrator. This book is a gem. It’s definitely worth re-reading until you get the word of the day to say everyday in your spirit—EXPECTATIONS!!!
Thank you Devon!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-2021

Amazing Book!

I truly enjoyed this book. DeVon dropped so many gems about living free! I feel inspired. I’m definitely going to share it with my best friend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-08-2021

Great encouraging book

I loved this so encouraging. He is always so clear and to the point!
I may purchase the hardcopy so I can highlight some words and thoughts!

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  • 12-08-2021

Boring and repetitive

The idea is nice but pretty repetitive and not very original. I appreciate the author sharing his story.

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  • Anthony Anderson
  • 03-08-2021

Great Insight

I enjoyed each chapter, from start to finish. This book has given me the confidence I needed to move forward.

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  • V M
  • 07-05-2021

Great listen!

This was an awesome listen and is definitely worth the purchase! Honestly you will not be left disappointed :).

You can thank me later lol

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  • caroline
  • 05-08-2021

AMAZING

Excellent book!!! Definitely one to keep so that I can go back and review various points. This book has given me revelation in many areas. It has made me review how I communicate & receive information. Shifting paradigms to truly value the friendships I have for what and who the people truly are. Always from a place and space of love.

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  • Zandile
  • 02-06-2021

Excellent book. Helped me make major life change.

The only thing I am in control of is myself and the remote. other expectations need to be managed and negotiated. Loved it. 😍

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