book review: The Art of Non-Conformity

The Art of Non-Conformity” by Chris Guillebeau

What a wonderful, inspiring, well written book. I’m sad, that it ended; I could have read on forever. 🙂

Right at the first page I was already yelling: “Yes, yes, yes, that’s me. Please tell me what to do!” and it did.

It helped me to unterstand, that I don’t have to live an ‘ordinary’ life to survive. That it’s much more my kind of life, to change it once in a while, make a big difference, having a purpose in life. It made me feel strong and confident, confident enough to bring my crazy ideas  – like my big biketour – to life.

My favorite quote (and there are a lot more in this precious book) is

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

Walter Bagehot
On this page sticks a post-it with just one word written in big letters: “YEAH!” 🙂 It feels like I was sleepwalking for some time and now finally woke up again. There is one quote that circulates in my head since I read it: “Creating your own life isn’t quite like winning the lottery. It’s better!” Yes, and I will do this from now on.


It’s that kind of book, that shakes you to the bones and leaves you inspired, feelin’ powerful and ready to take off to new adventures.
Thank you, Chris
for having written such a wonderful book. 

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