Your Life Isn't for You: A Selfish Persons Guide to Being Selfless, Paperback / softback Book

Your Life Isn't for You: A Selfish Persons Guide to Being Selfless Paperback / softback


In Your Life Isn't for You, Seth Adam Smith expands on the philosophy outlined in his huge hit blog post Marriage is Not for You, which has received over 30 million hits and has been translated into 20 languages (and counting).

In this inspiring, funny, and moving book, Seth shows how his philosophy of living for others can enrich every aspect of your life - just as it has his.

Seth writes not as an "expert" but as flawed human being sharing what he's learned - and learned the hard way.

He reveals how, years before his marriage, his self-obsession led to a downward spiral of addiction and depression, culminating in a suicide attempt at the age of 20. It was the love and support Seth experienced in the aftermath, which he so poignantly depicts here, that opened his eyes to the dead end (literally) of selfishness.

With a mix of humor, candor, and compassion, he reflects on the experiences in his life - his difficult missionary stint in Russia, his time as a youth leader in the Arizona desert, his marriage, even a children's book his father read to him - which were the seeds from which his conviction grew that the only way you can find your life is to give it away to others.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Self-help & personal development
  • ISBN: 9781626560956

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