Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Caught in the Headlights

I love books that help to bring about inner change, ones that help us to realize what is truly important in this life. Caught in the Headlights: Ten Lessons Learned The Hard Way by Barry K. Phillips is one of those books.

The Book
Have you ever gotten what you wished for, only to discover that it's not really what you wanted after all?

We've all had those "deer in the headlights" moments when we realize we've been chasing after the wrong things. Caught in the Headlights is a frank, insightful look at 10 key goals most of us think we want - only to discover our eyes are on the wrong prize. Barry Phillips not only entertains but also examines common values and enlightens us to the goals we should seek, and what to do differently now that we know better.

From goals such as happiness, self-esteem, protecting our pride, or the perfect physique, Phillips takes a closer look at those aims prized by society and explores how we can pursue higher goals. A thoughtful, funny, and at times profound look into the real reasons we all have for the things we do, this book will entertain, enlighten, and inspire.

This is one of those books that you will want to read again and again just to refresh yourself. It's filled with so many truths and I found Barry's insight spot on. The book helped me to take a look at some of my imperfections, (and yes, I do have some:o)) yet be able to laugh at my quirkiness, change things, and move on. It's an uplifting book that recharges the desire to seek what is really important in life.
Barry doesn't sugarcoat anything and I really love that. He has a no-nonsense way of getting the point across and making sure that you don't forget it.
I really loved the section on self-esteem, and the one about having the perfect physical physique made me both think and laugh out loud. Caught in the Headlights is a book that should definitely grace every bookshelf.
Caught in the Headlights is published by Cedar Fort and can be purchased off their website, as well as Amazon.com and Barry's website.
To learn more about Barry Phillips, visit his website at http://www.barrykphillips.com or his blog at http://www.barrykphillips.com/blog

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Barry said...

Thanks for the review Jewel. I'm glad you liked the book! I'll stop back to answer any questions.

Jewel's Gems said...

You're very welcome:o)

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Hey, wow, I liked that book, too!