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Simple Words: Thinking about What Really Matters in Life

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Defining Ourselves "Friends, family, love. God, death, faith." These, and others, are deceptively simple words that we use all the time. Do we know what we mean by these important words? Do we know what other people mean when they use them? We seldom pause to reflect on these words or to make sure that we understand them, yet we continue to use them, so we misunderstand ot ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 18th 2001 by Simon & Schuster (first published October 13th 1999)
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Lori Ben-ezra
The author explores the depth of simple words like love, family and nature to help readers think more about the richness of these concepts.

I re-read this while I was out with a fractured wrist and loved it even more. I ordered another one of his books from amazon.
Mitchell26 McLaughlin
A thinly veiled attempt at deconstruction and the demonstration that words are meaningless. I couldn't even finish it.
Thoughtful essays on a few choice words.
Seth Rogovoy
Truly inspirational wisdom.
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