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( Read Epub ) ê The Net Present Value of Life Ï It can t get any worse for CharlesEven though he s got a great job, lots of money and a secure future, Charles is miserable His job just doesn t cut it any and the endless monotony is wearing Charles down physically and emotionallyIf it weren t for his iPod and a park across the street, where he spends every lunch hour, Charles would probably go nutsOne day, at the park, Charles meets an enigmatic, elderly Englishwoman who brings into question every one of Charles beliefs about life, about money, and about his very existenceDoubtful of this enigmatic woman s life changing secrets, Charles doubts are compounded when he learns that this enigmatic woman has an even mysterious pastJust what is Charles getting himself into The Net Present Value of Life A novel that redefines the meaning of money, success and living life to the fullest Shortly after joining Goodreads, Michael Di Lauro contacted me and asked if I would review his book, The Net Present Value of Life He promised a book that would challenge my beliefs, and that it has While most books I read to challenge my beliefs arereligious or political in nature, The Net Present Value of life focuses on personal, internal beliefs.While in his forties, Charles meets a strange older woman named Fay at the park near his office building as she interrupts his break from th Shortly after joining Goodreads, Michael Di Lauro contacted me and asked if I would review his book, The Net Present Value of Life He promised a book that would challenge my beliefs, and that it has While most books I read to challenge my beliefs arereligious or political in nature, The Net Present Value of life focuses on personal, internal beliefs.While in his forties, Charles meets a strange older woman named Fay at the park near his office building as she interrupts his break from the monotony of his job with quizzical statements leaving him confused and annoyed After letting Fay know he does not want to converse during his lunch hour, Charles feels guilty for being rude and apologizes, but Fay dismisses his apology and begins discussing her unconventional perception of the world With several lunch time conversations discussing the Logical Levels of Thinking, Beliefs, Values, and Attitudes, and Purpose and Identity, Charles becomes addicted to Fay s philosophical conversations and psychological theories Experiencing a crisis point in his life, Charles must decide whether to adopt Fay s teachings or return to his unfulfilled life.Although written as fiction, The Net Present Value of Life reminds me of a self help book with a philosophical twist Michael Di Lauro uses the writer s mantra of showing rather than telling to present a great deal of information unlike the typical textbook fashion Many of the concepts discussed in this book I ve learned in Psychology classes or in my own reading, but I ve never seen them presented together.The Net Present Value of Life is about changing one s mind set It is an ideal read for people who feel stuck in a rut, a dead end job, if they re trying to figure out what to do with their life, or ready to start a new career The book is also a great read for those who want a change in their life, such as to fulfill a New Year s resolution, with the main message being Stop making excuses and do it As Charles struggles to grasp the concepts revealed by Fay, the reader is also able to understand the concepts Writers too, can not only apply the knowledge revealed in The Net Present Value of Life to their own life, but use the book as a reference of psychological attributes when writing characters.Will Charles eventually grasp the concepts revealed by Fay Is he willing to change his life for somethingmeaningful Find out by reading The Net Present Value of Life by Michael Di Lauro the journey that the narrator takes during the course of this tale is one that i wish a significant portion of the population if not all could take myself included via a chance meeting in the park, charles finds himself the benefactor of an unlikely tutor mentor, fay through the course of their daily lunchtime meetings, she imparts upon him a new view of the world and helps him to find the path to what promises to be ameaningful existance to him.the concept of living a life of mean the journey that the narrator takes during the course of this tale is one that i wish a significant portion of the population if not all could take myself included via a chance meeting in the park, charles finds himself the benefactor of an unlikely tutor mentor, fay through the course of their daily lunchtime meetings, she imparts upon him a new view of the world and helps him to find the path to what promises to be ameaningful existance to him.the concept of living a life of meaning rather than a life that isexistance than living is beautifully argued and key points relative to gaining an understanding of what is meaningful to the individual and taking the steps to overcoming the fear associated with the transition from a secure existance to a meaningful life are all hashed out while this is a work of fiction, it does provide the reader with a sense of maybe or what if because the reasoning and logic provided by fay resonates as that which could be the path to a life of purpose keeping this one on my night stand for a 2nd read