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The Escape Artists: True Stories of People Who Turned Their Obsessions Into Professions

The Escape Artists True Stories of People Who Turned Their Obsessions Into Professions Piven is an author with a proven track record his Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbooks have sold than million copies Fascinating inspiring and instructional stories for everyone who dreams of es

  • Title: The Escape Artists: True Stories of People Who Turned Their Obsessions Into Professions
  • Author: Joshua Piven
  • ISBN: 9780071479264
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • Piven is an author with a proven track record his Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbooks have sold than 1 million copies Fascinating, inspiring, and instructional stories for everyone who dreams of escaping the everyday in a dangerous, exciting, or bizarre job Piven is well known to viewers of Today, Montel, The View, Dateline NBC, 20 20, Geraldo, and all of the maPiven is an author with a proven track record his Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbooks have sold than 1 million copies Fascinating, inspiring, and instructional stories for everyone who dreams of escaping the everyday in a dangerous, exciting, or bizarre job Piven is well known to viewers of Today, Montel, The View, Dateline NBC, 20 20, Geraldo, and all of the major news channels.

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    1. Joshua Piven's The Escape Artists: True Stories of People Who Turned Their Obsessions into Professions came out in 2007 and is a New York Times best seller. The book went into great description about people with a unique interest and who decided to follow their dreams. As I was reading, it felt as if I was interviewing these people about their given profession. I found these people's stories fascinating in many ways. One of the things I like most was the story of a comedian who lived in Alabama [...]

    2. This is my "read at lunch" book at work; I can dream, can't I? Some of the essays are more interesting than others, but I am always envious of people who manage to escape the drudgery of every day life.

    3. The Escape Artist by Joshua Piven was not your ordinary book on the book shelves. Escape artist is a very entertaining book that takes you through the lives of these so called "escape artist." When Joshua Piven wrote this book it was to inspire young people and old to find a job or passion in life that you truly love. When Joshua refers to escape artist he is talking about everyday people that changed their life by escaping there old boring jobs to find something they truly enjoy. This book is f [...]

    4. This is a book about people who took their passion and made a career of it. The book was just okay at first, but then I got into it. There was a story about a high school pitcher who aspired to play in the Major Leagues, but it didn't really work out. I liked how it told true stories about real people and they all didn't turn out with happy endings. Some ended in divorce or failure, but I thought it was a worthwhile quick read.

    5. No, this book does not offer any clear-cut answers about how to become an, "escape artist", but it never intends to do that. "But if you picked up this book, my guess is you're looking less for easy answers and more for ideas and examples," (p. 239) and that it does in a varied and interesting manner. The focus is on these people and their stories.

    6. This book tells the stories of a bunch of different people who are working in non-traditional jobs, or doing traditional occupations in a non-traditional way (none of them work in cubicles) Most of them pursued their chosen occupations because they enjoyed it, not because of money. In fact, none of them seem to have gotten rich. I guess the theme of the book is "do what you enjoy doing".

    7. This seems like an attempt to milk previous work. It's not very useful, and some of the stories don't even relate successes (the minor league baseball player who never makes it to the majors? C'mon.) After 80 pages, I don't plan on finishing it. And I don't plan on picking up another book by Josh Piven either.

    8. I wasn't particularly drawn in by this book, though it was written in a pretty light, entertaining fashion. I guess because these people did what they liked, but barely made a living. It's not a surprise to me that you can do what you love and not pay the bills, or barely pay the bills. It would surprise me if you could do what you love and make tons of money for it.

    9. An interesting read - some essays were more interesting than others, and it was nice to see a mix of physical and non-physical labor, along with omen in non-traditional occupations/ callings.

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