By: Hill Harper
When you first see the image of who Hill Harper is (He’s an actor on CSI:N.Y.), you assume that this is just another book by a celebrity to boost his status and pad his wallet. What you get when you read this book, however, is another thing entirely. Not only is this not a book that Harper had someone write for him and then published using his name, it’s a thought provoking book that happens to be about wealth. If you’ve read many books on money and wealth, you know that a majority of them are dry, boring books to read. Harper manages to take what is a very important message about the role that wealth plays in our lives and melds it into a very engrossing story about life, success, and the real worth of wealth in our lives.
He starts the story with a short few paragraphs setting up the story for the rest of the book. Recently diagnosed with cancer, he decided to take a train from Los Angeles to Chicago. The rest of the story is about the revelations he came to while riding the train. It’s a wonderful book that really cuts to the core of what wealth really is, and how, so often, we pervert it into something entirely different.
This is a book about life, and how the way we treat our wealth, build our wealth, and live our lives really can make a difference, not only in our life, but in the life of others. I would highly recommend reading it, especially if you find yourself struggling with the role that money plays in your life.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book for free as a review copy.