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Friday, July 30, 2010

Going the Extra Smile: Discovering the Life-Changing Power of a Positive Outlook by George Foreman

I'm usually not into self-help or inspirational books but I enjoyed this one.

My wife had this book and asked if I was interested in reading it. Sure, I said and put it on my rather large pile of books to read where it sat, with George's smiling face looking up at me for months.

But, just this week I found out my school corporation transferred me to a different school (it was a seniority thing, not a performance thing) and I was more than a little bummed out because I like where I am at now. So, I picked up George's little book and plowed through it in about a day and a half, figuring I needed a bit of positive inspiration.

George Foreman. Photo by el grito.
Foreman talks about his two boxing careers but, more importantly, he divides his life into two parts - Old George and New George. In other terms, pre-Christian George and Christian George. George mentions St. Paul a couple of times and I'd imagine that George identifies with him because they share a common dramatic conversion experience and a massive change in lifestyle.

The book is a little bit of biography tied in with a little bit of philosophy and a little bit of religion that, when taken all together, make an interesting and helpful book.

Very enjoyable.

I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Going the Extra Smile by George Foreman.

Reviewed on May 15, 2010.

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