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After losing his job, Lee Kravitz, a workaholic in his midfifties, took stock of his life and realized just how disconnected he had become from the people who mattered most to him. He committed an entire year to reconnecting with them and making amends. Kravitz takes readers on ten transformational journeys, among them repaying a thirty-year-old debt, making a long-overdue ...more
Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published June 5th 2010 by Bloomsbury USA
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Whatever you do, don't listen to the audiobook. The female voices are made by the older, white, male narrator. They all sound like Robin Williams' "female" voice in Mrs. Doubtfire. The voice of the male friend from Pakistan is also done by this narrator, complete with a stereotypical and terribly done accent. As far as content goes, I enjoyed the investigation into family stuff, and I could connect with personal stuff about his friend's daughter's death, but when the author goes into some other ...more
I picked up this hidden pearl at the dollar store. I liked the cover, and the idea of tying up loose ends appealed to me in my current juncture of life. I didn't expect much, but I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the adventures he described in great detail, things he found imperative to his twenties. His philosophies of life are quite full of cliches and pretty platitudes, but there is nothing wrong with that. One chapter lagged on longer than I appreciated, but it might have just been because ...more
Making amends for past slights or those things that niggle at you in the middle of the night is an interesting and admirable concept. I just wish the author was a bit less self-absorbed. This seemed too much like the male version of Eat, Pray, Love. I wonder if he, too, received a hefty book advance before starting his journey.
Lee Kravitz is the author of PILGRIM: Risking the Life I Have to Find the Faith I Seek (Hudson Street Press) and UNFINISHED BUSINESS: One Man's Extraordinary Year of Trying to Do the Right Things (Bloomsbury USA.) He describes himself as "a perpetual seeker. I go on journeys of self-healing and spiritual growth; then I write about them. My hope is that my books and blog posts will inspire readers ...more