Book Review: Choices and Illusions

October 6, 2013 by  
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Book Review: Choices and Illusions


Choices and Illusions: How Did I Get Where I Am, and How Do I Get Where I Want to Be?
Eldon Taylor
Hay House, Inc. Revised edition. (September 17, 2013)
ISBN: 978-1401943387
264 pages; hardcover
Reviewer: Dydan Waters
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Choices and Illusions by Eldon Taylor is a must-have for everyone interested in changing any aspect of their lives. Instead of expecting some great miracle to come along and change our destiny, Taylor teaches us to look inward, at the patterns in our thinking. When we find patterns that we use to hold ourselves back, he shows us how to change those patterns.

Taylor presents the material with plenty of anecdotal evidence from his career, breaking the material down into easily manageable portions. Without the overuse of technical jargon, he makes this a book that anyone can read and from which anyone who applies effort can benefit.

We live in a time when people, on the whole, are profoundly unhappy. Mood altering medications are currently being prescribed (and abused) in record numbers, yet the prevailing attitude is one of unhappiness. Dr. Taylor shows that this has nothing to do with the bum rap we got in life; rather, it has everything to do with how we think and the choices we make. As someone who has recently experienced (and continues to process) a number of life-changing events, this book deeply resonated with me. It is spiritual without being preachy, therapeutic without being overly clinical. What more could I want in a self-help book? Three and a half stars. It was great, but it wasn’t that great.

Review ©2013 Dydan Waters.
Edited by Sheta Kaey.

Thanks to Jana Roberts at Eldon Taylor’s office for sending along a new item: a book trailer. As below.

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