Picks and Pans Review: The Precious Present
Apparently using all the extra minutes he saved by writing The One Minute Manager, The One Minute Mother and The One Minute Father, Dr. Spence has written a sort of one-minute novel. In 79 sparse pages, he chronicles a man's search for a gift he heard about from a wise old codger. (No, it wasn't Kahlil Gibran or Carlos Castaneda.) Written in "See Spot Run" style, the book climaxes with a series of imbecilic aphorisms, including: "Pain is simply the difference between what is and what I want it to be" and "As long as I continue to stay in the present, I am happy forever; because forever is always the present." If you've got the time it takes to read this book, read a cereal box instead. (Doubleday, $12.50)
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