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Boldly Live as You've Never Lived Before: Unauthorized and Unexpected Life Lessons from Star Trek
In a world woefully devoid of heroes, Star Trek offers a universe full of them. Teaching readers how to release their heroic nature by identifying with Star Trek heroes, this book offers an inspiring message--that we can bring out the best in ourselves.
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My biggest issue was the part about Relaters. As much as I enjoy Guinan, and as much as it's probably healthier to be like Guinan than McCoy, Bones is my main man. The authors very much built their stereotypical Relater around Guinan and Lwaxana - outgoing or put-together types - but eventually their definition of the Relater all but excluded McCoy from being in that group at all. I wish some more attention had been paid to including more personalities in the Relater group; Analysts, Leaders, an ...more
Pretty generic, but if you want a pep talk with a Star Trek theme, here you go. It's often simplistic, and while the four heroic types may line up with Trek, they don't really match the full extent of possible personalities in the real world. But I appreciated the lack of gender essentialism, and the open advocacy of taking fictional characters as mentors.
I bought this book on a lark ... I don't read self-help books but I love Star Trek. Ultimately, the book is a bit silly -- but, with an open mind, it did cause me to think about different things in my life. The prose is good for reflecting on yourself and how you relate to Star Trek characters. If you can find it cheap, a fun recommend for Trekkies.