What Should I Do With My Life?

Version: Abridged
Author: Po Bronson
Narrator: Po Bronson
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: January 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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What should I do with my life?
It's a question many of us have wondered with frequency. Author Po Bronson was asking himself that very question when he decided to write this book - an inspiring exploration of how people transform their lives and a template for how we can answer this question for ourselves.

Po traveled the country in search of individuals who have struggled to find their calling, their true nature. People who made mistakes before getting it right. People of all ages and all professions -- fascinating individuals trying to answer questions such as: Is a career supposed to feel like a destiny? How do I tell the difference between a curiosity and a passion? Should I make money first, to fund my dream? If I have a child, will my frustration over my work go away? Should I accept my lot, make peace with my ambition, and stop stressing out? Why do I feel guilty for thinking about this?

This audiobook is like listening in on an intimate conversation among people you care about and admire. There is wisdom and guidance in these stories of people who found meaningful answers by daring to be honest with themselves.

"We all have passions if we choose to see them," Bronson writes. "Most of us don't get epiphanies. We don't get clarity. Our purpose doesn't arrive neatly packaged as destiny. We only get a whisper. A blank, non-specific urge. That's how it starts."

With humor, empathy, and insight, Po Bronson probes the depths of people who learned how to hear the whisper, who overcame fear and confusion to find a larger truth about their lives. A meditation, a journey, and a triumph of storytelling, What Should I Do With My Life? is a life-changing audiobook.

Reviews (3)

What Should I Do With My Life?

Written by Anonymous from Corte Madera, CA on February 25th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this cd. The stories were interesting, and the commentary inciteful. There were a few nuggets that made the short cd worth the listen.

it was ok

Written by Anonymous from Bryn Athyn, PA on April 28th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

It was ok. I enjoyed it , but it was not eye opening or something.

What should I do with my Life by Po Bronson

Written by Anonymous on September 29th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Now don't get me wrong before I begin, I enjoyed the stories of people and how I share their simularities, but I found it hard to continue listening, because I guess I was looking for something more personal. Not a bad listen, just didn't find that it was helpful to me personally.

Author Details

Author Details

Bronson, Po

Po Bronson (along with Ashley Merryman) have won nine national awards for their reporting, including the PEN USA Award for Literary Journalism and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Outstanding Journalism. Bronson has authored 5 books including "What Should I Do With My life?, a number #1 New York Times bestseller with more than 10 months on the list. He lives in San Francisco.