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Publisher's Summary

In this book, Seth Adam Smith expands on the philosophy behind his extraordinarily popular blog post "Marriage Isn't for You" - which received over 30 million hits and has been translated into over 20 languages - and shares how living for others can enrich every aspect of your life, just as it has his. With a mix of humor, candor, and compassion, he reveals how, years before his marriage, his self-obsession led to a downward spiral of addiction and depression, culminating in a suicide attempt at the age of 20. Reflecting on the love and support he experienced in the aftermath, as well as on the lessons he learned from a difficult missionary stint in Russia, his time as a youth leader in the Arizona desert, his marriage, and even a story his father read to him as a child, he shares his deep conviction that the only way you can find your life is to give it away to others.

©2014 Seth Adam Smith (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

Critic Reviews

"A brilliantly written and insightful book. Seth's vulnerability and honesty are irresistible - pulling you in and opening your heart to the possibility of a life without walls." (Michael J. Merchant, President, ANASAZI Foundation)

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Highly recommended for those who struggle with Selfishness

Fantastic book for anyone who struggles with being selfish, on their path to selflessness. Short, sharp & very relate able.

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  • 05-02-2016

Introvets and extroverts

This is an awesome different perspective book for introverts and extroverts. I myself am a introvert and the book is written from a introverts perspective it really made me reflect on my life I honestly thought I was not a selfish person until this read

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  • 19-09-2021

Falls a bit short

It was more of a biography. It had good ideals, but I feel the subtitle doesn’t fit the book.

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  • Juliette Charter
  • 07-04-2021

Not just for only children

This audiobook is a gem. I’m so moved by it. Just finished it and plan to restart it right away. I love his literary references and I plan to read those as well. Wonderfully put together, encouraging, and within reach.

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  • Kiyaga Raymond
  • 17-09-2019

Short read and to the point

I loved this book. It was a quick read. If you struggle with selfish ..this book can provide a few pointers. It doesn’t go into the reasons why one is selfish but goes into reasons why one shouldn’t be selfish.

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  • RAMONE
  • 26-06-2017

better than I could have expected

this book was excellent. touching, inspiring, and we'll read. it was better than I could have expected.

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  • Ava
  • 19-07-2021

Brilliant book

This book is filled with so much hope, encouragement and happiness. It brings comfort and joy. Will definitely go through it again.

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