Donald Miller found himself down and out – after writing a successful memoir, he still didn’t feel like he had made it. When two movie producers begin to write the screenplay based on Don’s book Blue Like Jazz, they lead Don on an introspective journey about how interesting his life really is. Throughout the process, Don thinks about his life story, and more specifically, what he can change to make his story more interesting. Instead of sitting back and watching stories happen, Don makes changes in his own life to turn his own life into a story.
Don’s stream of consciousness writing style makes the book an easy, quick read. Additionally, Don’s story is indirectly encouraging and enlightening. I found myself relating to what Don was going through and looking at my own life – considering the story I’m writing and how I can make changes to improve.
If by the end of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years you haven’t thought about your own life and its story, it’s time you dive in a little deeper – it’s hard to walk away from A Million Miles in a Thousand Years without being touched and encouraged on a personal level.
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