Everyone has an internal alarm clock that goes off when we're about to make a bad decision. Some spend their entire 20's hitting the snooze button. In How to Ruin Your Life By 30, Steve Farrar delivers a jolting wake-up call to help navigate these treacherous waters. Based on talks to university students, Farrar, in his forthright, no-nonsense style, helps young adults fix their mistakes before they make them---and also shows how to recover from poor choices before it's too late.
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Review 1 for How to Ruin Your Life By 30: Just Follow These 9 Easy Steps!
Speaks to Motives
Date:June 18, 2012
How to Ruin Your Life by 30
By Steve Farrar
“Do drugs, don’t listen to your parents, and party ‘til the Residence Assistant comes knocking.” This was what I expected as I picked up the simple red-covered book. However, to my delight, the book gives the deeper level to the mistakes most 20-somethings make in a seemingly short decade.
I found the advice speaking to motives and what desires lie behind actions people regret in earlier decades. Since it took me beyond the proverbial list of “dos and don’ts,” I found the advice refreshing. As I gear up for my 30th birthday in six months, I have a short time to recover. Yet I know the lessons learned will infiltrate the future decades I (hope) I have remaining.
I think it’s appropriate for any age to read, but especially those entering a new phase of life.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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Review 2 for How to Ruin Your Life By 30: Just Follow These 9 Easy Steps!
Steve Farrar invites young people to think deeply about their lives and the critical decisions they make. For example, don’t overlook the fact that every cause has an affect—that is, your choices have consequences for you and for others, maybe for centuries.
The choices made during the years between twenty and thirty will make or break a person later on. However, it seems many young people’s future perceptions of themselves is based on the solid evidence of nothing.
This author advises readers in their twenties to learn how and decide, while that decision is still in their power, to start strong, so that they can finish life strongly at seventy or eighty. Realize that life is a marathon, not a sprint.
Farrar shows that often only one out of ten men will actually finish the race of life strong. He asks, “Where do so many folks go wrong?” and in this book answers the questions wisely.
But if a reader already has some false starts, know that God loves to redeem failures. He is willing to give a new start in life.
Farrar fills his chapters with important questions and helpful illustrations. An easy book to read that challenges readers to seek wise, clear thinking.