Tim Piotrowski is an awesome dude who writes a blog about well-rounded living called 360 Degree Self. I’ve known Tim for a little while now, although we haven’t met in person — yet. The thing that strikes me about him is that he is a curious fellow, and I’m a big fan of curious fellows. He’s definitely an example of someone who would be considered a life-long learner. Besides being a Sesame Street fan, he also has a spirit of helpfulness that is very rare these days.
Apparently, he is also a man of excellent taste.
There are some common elements of Adultitis: chronic busy-ness, stress and a lack of curiosity and imagination. Thankfully, Kim and Jason provide numerous humorous stories, suggestions and examples of people (young and young alike) who are antidotes to this serious condition…and they do it in a fun, humorous manner.
What’s great is their ability to find great lessons from such a wide range of sources: from Erma Bomback to Curious George to Jim Henson to the “ordinary” people they meet in their daily lives.
Okay, I’ll stop sounding like a commercial now. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and invite you to pick it up if you’re feeling “old” or in need of a pick-me-up.
Clearly, we’re thrilled to be getting such positive reaction to this book. Not only would it be very awkward to be posting all sorts of negative reviews on our blog, but it’s a sign that we did something worthwhile with this book.
In this case, we gave people feeling old a little somethin’ somethin’ to coax that inner child out to play.
If you haven’t picked up your own copy of the book yet, you should treat yourself to an early Christmas present. Come to think of it, it also makes a great gift for everyone else on your list, especially since it appeals to people who wouldn’t normally consider themselves “readers.” (It has very short chapters, lots of pictures, and no index!)