Book Review: The Hero Within

October 18, 2010

This is a review from my Favorite Books list; the link from which will be also on the Books Page.

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“Anytime we say that ‘someone should do something about’ whatever problem is bothering us, we are giving away our own heroic power.

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Carol Pearson’s book details the journeys humans take through six archetypes of being which you can see in the cover photo. My reading of this book was inspired by a TrueHoop blog post by an author who had read Hero; the blogger wrote about about how Michael Jordan was clearly a Warrior; I knew I had to read Hero after seeing that.

Overall this book, for me, was way too wordy and kind of a snoozer. But by the time I came to grips with this fact I had only about 100 pages to go so I gutted it out. Hero is not a bad piece of work in the slightest, it was just not for me.
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