“I started the book with curiosity that I got from looking at its title. From that point on, it was hard to put it back down. It’s an eye-opening read, so much reality in just one sitting. It reminded me of what’s really important. Nice!”
“Would love to read it over and over again! It helped me sort my priorities: what I really want to achieve in life and what’s the most important for me. This literally changed my life for the better. Thanks a lot, Mort!”
“Brilliant, timely, and classic. This book should be read by all.”
About the Book
An Interesting and valuable book which explores how to successfully achieves a reasonable state of happiness, throughout our lifetimes while managing the dire challenges we all are certain to face. As Woody Allen would said “It’s the shit happens phenomenon, it’s only a question of how much and when!”
The importance of laughter is captured, through descriptive narrative providing the reader with a “word picture”, and ability to share the many real life truly funny situations presented.
The book also addresses the most important question man can ask, namely; What’s It All About?, Why Are We Here? And Is There An After Life? Input from several of the most brilliant minds, past and present, along with indisputable scientific facts, regarding those questions, are cited for the reader’s consideration and personal evaluation.
I believe being eighty three and having experienced a multitude of lives varied challenges provides me with insight to the question; What can we do, throughout our lifetime to minimize the impact of the Shit Happens phenomenon, while creatively maximizing the moments of love and joy, which gives our life purpose and makes it all worthwhile.
Additionally, I struggle with acceptance that the beautiful museum quality art and sculpture pieces my wife and I have collected over thirty years and savor on a daily basis, we really “no longer own.” At the old age stage of life, they are merely “on loan” for a relatively short period of remaining time. Then the collection will be passed on to my children as part of their inheritance, or in worst cases, to strangers through the estate auction process.
What is important for the reader to understand is that I have referenced my material success, not to flaunt my accomplishments, but rather to provide insights into my intense feelings that possession of beautiful objects, and life itself, is only a “temporary condition.” This hits my core, and I think about it daily for a matter of seconds, and then move on!