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It can't get any worse for CharlesEven though he's got a great job lots of money and a secure future Charles is miserable His job just doesn't cut it any and the endless monotony is wearing Charles down physically and emotionallyIf it weren't for his iPod and a park across th. Shortly after joining Goodreads Michael Di Lauro contacted me and asked if I would review his book The Net Present Value of Life He promised a book that would challenge my beliefs and that it has While most books I read to challenge my beliefs are religious or political in nature The Net Present Value of life focuses on personal internal beliefsWhile in his forties Charles meets a strange older woman named Fay at the park near his office building as she interrupts his break from the monotony of his job with uizzical statements leaving him confused and annoyed After letting Fay know he does not want to converse during his lunch hour Charles feels guilty for being rude and apologizes but Fay dismisses his apology and begins discussing her unconventional perception of the world With several lunch time conversations discussing the Logical Levels of Thinking Beliefs Values and Attitudes and Purpose and Identity Charles becomes addicted to Fay’s philosophical conversations and psychological theories Experiencing a crisis point in his life Charles must decide whether to adopt Fay’s teachings or return to his unfulfilled lifeAlthough written as fiction The Net Present Value of Life reminds me of a self help book with a philosophical twist Michael Di Lauro uses the writer’s mantra of showing rather than telling to present a great deal of information unlike the typical textbook fashion Many of the concepts discussed in this book I’ve learned in Psychology classes or in my own reading but I’ve never seen them presented togetherThe Net Present Value of Life is about changing one’s mind set It is an ideal read for people who feel stuck in a rut a dead end job if they’re trying to figure out what to do with their life or ready to start a new career The book is also a great read for those who want a change in their life such as to fulfill a New Year’s resolution with the main message being “Stop making excuses and do it”As Charles struggles to grasp the concepts revealed by Fay the reader is also able to understand the concepts Writers too can not only apply the knowledge revealed in The Net Present Value of Life to their own life but use the book as a reference of psychological attributes when writing charactersWill Charles eventually grasp the concepts revealed by Fay Is he willing to change his life for something meaningful Find out by reading The Net Present Value of Life by Michael Di Lauro

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N's life changing secrets Charles' doubts are compounded when he learns that this enigmatic woman has an even mysterious pastJust what is Charles getting himself intoThe Net Present Value of Life A novel that redefines the meaning of money success and living life to the fulle. You know it's a great book when after you finish it you go back to the first page and start reading it again I fell in love with Fay all her uestions witty retorts and insights The guy reminded me of so many corporate and gov't people who I've met in my career and life No time to stop and smell any flowers just after the all mighty buck but that wears thin after a couple of decades Money truly doesn't make anyone happy as happiness is in the everyday and in the journey I've tried to live my life with no regrets and doing something just for the money is not the way to happiness as I've found out Fay's advice that what other people think of you is none of your business is so true This is definitely one book to re read and savour Great gift for anyone struggling to get out of their comfort rut or approaching retirement or better yet early in life so that they don't look back with regrets so good for new graduates Thanks Mike for sharing your insights with us Idiot's Guides: The Cosmos that That Risen Snow: Snow White & Zombies this enigmatic woman has an even mysterious pastJust what is Charles getting himself intoThe Net Present Value of Life A novel The Complete Idiot's Guide to Screenwriting that redefines The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers the meaning of money success and living life The Pythagorean Theorem: The Story of Its Power and Beauty to One Ball of Yarn the fulle. You know it's a great book when after you finish it you go back Planetside to SANDITON and A MEMOIR OF JANE AUSTEN (Cambridge World Classics) Complete Unfinished Novel Sanditon by Jane Austen and Biography by James Edward Austen (Leigh) (Annotated) (Complete Works of Jane Austen) NOOKbook the first page and start reading it again I fell in love with Fay all her uestions witty retorts and insights The guy reminded me of so many corporate and gov't people who I've met in my career and life No The House Of Gabriel time Great Things to Do Outside: 365 Awesome Outdoor Activities to stop and smell any flowers just after Blackpeak Vines the all mighty buck but Being Magdalene that wears It's a Bit Rugged, Mate thin after a couple of decades Money Mathematics and the Real World: The Remarkable Role of Evolution in the Making of Mathematics truly doesn't make anyone happy as happiness is in Critical Terms for Literary Study the everyday and in Surrounded by Spirit the journey I've Hard Country: A Golden Bay Life tried Circle Of Shadows to live my life with no regrets and doing something just for The Secret Life of the Garden the money is not Flight Club the way Plains of Giah to happiness as I've found out Fay's advice In the Hands of Strangers that what other people Like Wind, Like Wave think of you is none of your business is so Land And The Ruling Class In Hong Kong true This is definitely one book Horse Show to re read and savour Great gift for anyone struggling Ask a Midwife to get out of 100 People Who Made History their comfort rut or approaching retirement or better yet early in life so Orchid Moon that The House of Rajani they don't look back with regrets so good for new graduates Thanks Mike for sharing your insights with us

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E street where he spends every lunch hour Charles would probably go nutsOne day at the park Charles meets an enigmatic elderly Englishwoman who brings into uestion every one of Charles' beliefs about life about money and about his very existenceDoubtful of this enigmatic woma. The interesting thing about The Net Present Value of Life is that it is driven not by a story but by an idea or rather a set of ideas That’s nothing new of course but I don't come across such novels often and it's uite a daring move I thought for a first novel The plot is uickly summarized a jaded 40 something financial analyst Charles meets an elderly British lady Fay and is challenged by her to rethink all of his values Consumed by his career and his supposed need for financial security he has suppressed the creativity and joy of his younger days and is miserable and hostile His meetings with Fay open up a new life based on meaning rather than moneyAs I read this novel I was often struck by how it captured the Zeitgeist of my own generation I’m 50 and how it echoed many themes that I’ve come across in my own reading Many of us are now uestioning the American Dream model that has dominated the Western economies for the last 70 years or so work hard at school get a good job buy a nice house and retire near a golf course Writers like Daniel Pink and Barbara Sher are making a living by urging us towards creativity and passion Christians are signing up in droves for Crown Financial courses based on swapping debt fuelled “prosperity” for fewer possessions financial freedom and a meaningful life and our children well who knows what they’ll do but I don’t think the nine to five job will feature prominently So if all of this interests you you’ll find The Net Present Value of Life a thought provoking read If these ideas are new to you you’ll find a few avenues for further exploration in the dialogues and a few listed in the afterword


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  1. says:

    Shortly after joining Goodreads Michael Di Lauro contacted me and asked if I would review his book The Net Present Value of Life He promised a book that would challenge my beliefs and that it has While most books I read to challenge my beliefs are religious or political in nature The Net Present Value of life focuses on personal internal beliefsWhile in his forties Charles meets a strange older woman named Fay at the park near his office building as she interrupts his break from the monotony of his job with uizzical statements leaving him confused and annoyed After letting Fay know he does not want to converse during his lunch hour Charles feels guilty for being rude and apologizes but Fay dismisses his apology and begins discussing her unconventional perception of the world With several lunch time conversations discussing the Logical Levels of Thinking Beliefs Values and Attitudes and Purpose and Identity Charles becomes addicted to Fay’s philosophical conversations and psychological theories Experiencing a crisis point in his life Charles must decide whether to adopt Fay’s teachings or return to his unfulfilled lifeAlthough written as fiction The Net Present Value of Life reminds me of a self help book with a philosophical twist Michael Di Lauro uses the writer’s mantra of showing rather than telling to present a great deal of information unlike the typical textbook fashion Many of the concepts discussed in this book I’ve learned in Psychology classes or in my own reading but I’ve never seen them presented togetherThe Net Present Value of Life is about changing one’s mind set It is an ideal read for people who feel stuck in a rut a dead end job if they’re trying to figure out what to do with their life or ready to start a new career The book is also a great read for those who want a change in their life such as to fulfill a New Year’s resolution with the main message being “Stop making excuses and do it”As Charles struggles to grasp the concepts revealed by Fay the reader is also able to understand the concepts Writers too can not only apply the knowledge revealed in The Net Present Value of Life to their own life but use the book as a reference of psychological attributes when writing charactersWill Charles eventually grasp the concepts revealed by Fay? Is he willing to change his life for something meaningful? Find out by reading The Net Present Value of Life by Michael Di Lauro


  2. says:

    the journey that the narrator takes during the course of this tale is one that i wish a significant portion of the population if not all could take myself included via a chance meeting in the park charles finds himself the benefactor of an unlikely tutormentor fay through the course of their daily lunchtime meetings she imparts upon him a new view of the world and helps him to find the path to what promises to be a meaningful existance to himthe concept of living a life of meaning rather than a life that is existance than living is beautifully argued and key points relative to gaining an understanding of what is meaningful to the individual and taking the steps to overcoming the fear associated with the transition from a secure existance to a meaningful life are all hashed out while this is a work of fiction it does provide the reader with a sense of 'maybe' or 'what if' because the reasoning and logic provided by fay resonates as that which could be the path to a life of purpose


  3. says:

    keeping this one on my night stand for a 2nd read


  4. says:

    The interesting thing about The Net Present Value of Life is that it is driven not by a story but by an idea or rather a set of ideas That’s nothing new of course but I don't come across such novels often and it's uite a daring move I thought for a first novel The plot is uickly summarized a jaded 40 something financial analyst Charles meets an elderly British lady Fay and is challenged by her to rethink all of his values Consumed by his career and his supposed need for financial security he has suppressed the creativity and joy of his younger days and is miserable and hostile His meetings with Fay open up a new life based on meaning rather than moneyAs I read this novel I was often struck by how it captured the Zeitgeist of my own generation I’m 50 and how it echoed many themes that I’ve come across in my own reading Many of us are now uestioning the American Dream model that has dominated the Western economies for the last 70 years or so work hard at school get a good job buy a nice house and retire near a golf course Writers like Daniel Pink and Barbara Sher are making a living by urging us towards creativity and passion Christians are signing up in droves for Crown Financial courses based on swapping debt fuelled “prosperity” for fewer possessions financial freedom and a meaningful life and our children well who knows what they’ll do but I don’t think the nine to five job will feature prominently So if all of this interests you you’ll find The Net Present Value of Life a thought provoking read If these ideas are new to you you’ll find a few avenues for further exploration in the dialogues and a few listed in the afterword


  5. says:

    You know it's a great book when after you finish it you go back to the first page and start reading it again I fell in love with Fay all her uestions witty retorts and insights The guy reminded me of so many corporate and gov't people who I've met in my career and life No time to stop and smell any flowers just after the all mighty buck but that wears thin after a couple of decades Money truly doesn't make anyone happy as happiness is in the everyday and in the journey I've tried to live my life with no regrets and doing something just for the money is not the way to happiness as I've found out Fay's advice that what other people think of you is none of your business is so true This is definitely one book to re read and savour Great gift for anyone struggling to get out of their comfort rut or approaching retirement or better yet early in life so that they don't look back with regrets so good for new graduates Thanks Mike for sharing your insights with us


  6. says:

    The LA Book Examiner said The Net Present Value of Life is a thought provoking debut novel by Michael Di Lauro that couldn’t be timely The National Post said I enjoyed Di Lauro's story and found it well done and Maybe we should emulate Di Lauro's protagonist and gamble on doing what we love in the here and now Click here to see The National Post interview with Michael Di Lauro


  7. says:

    I won this is a good reads giveawayLiked the way it started and enjoyed the conversational style but my mind was not uite in the right mood for a philosophy book I was interested and wanted to discuss the ideas of the book but still didn't feel like it was the right timeI plan to reread it in the future and share with others to discuss


  8. says:

    I won this book on goodreads I look forward to getting it in my hands Thanks goodreadsReceived this in the mail on June 21


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