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Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job
by Jon Acuff
by Jon Acuff
Oct 19, 11
Read from October 16 to 20, 2011
I could not connect to the book. I listened to it vice reading it, and that may have ruined it for me. (I don't know how he breathed! He read fast.) With that said, Acuff has some good points. They come few and far in-between, in my humble opinion, though. I think Acuff tries too hard to connect with his readers. He does this by going off on tangents and including a humor to his writing that, personally, does not strike me as all that funny. The majority of the last chapter is a never-ending list of criteria to quit your job. It took a lot for me not to fast-forward. And he fails to address a few looming questions I (and probably others) had from the onset of the book: simply stated, "What if I'm not good at what I want to do? What if I'm not good at my passion? What if what I want to do is not marketable?" All said and done, Acuff's overall theme, at least from what I personally gathered, is patience. Don't rush into anything; think things through; etc. His best example is Christ, who, as Acuff correctly reminds us, spent 30 years in obscurity before spending 3 years changing the world.
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