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I still remember the moment this book beckoned me from the shelf. It was a chaotic time in my life. I was juggling working at a biotech company, planning a wedding, and tending to my senior dog, Chancho. I stressed out over everything, while knowing that none of it brought me closer to my dream. After every mind-numbing work day, I regretted ignoring my passion to write.

Once I picked up Crush It!, I soon found myself sitting Indian-style at FedEx, like a bookworm at a library.

What does it mean to live your passion? Gary writes:

It means that when you get up for work every morning, every single morning, you are pumped because you get to talk about or work with or do the thing that interests you the most in the world. You don't live for vacations because you don't need a break from what you're doing - working, playing, and relaxing are one and the same. You don't even pay attention to how many hours you're working because to you, it's not really work. You're making money, but you'd do whatever it is you're doing for free.


Millie Lapidario is a writer, editor, traveler, raw foodie and decoupage artist. She recently published an eBook for Hyperink called How To Get An Expat Job in China. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco legal newspaper The Recorder, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, and The San Francisco Chronicle's entertainment publication 96 Hours. She holds a B.A. in Ethnic Studies and a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2003, she learned from some of the country's top storytelling gurus during her reporting fellowship at the Poynter Institute of Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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    Not cliff notes at all.

    Thought this was going to have cliff notes on the book and Gary's steps etc. nope. No information on the book at all. Just a synopsis of what may be in the book with links to his appearances on tv. Not that this was much money. But it was a complete rip off.


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