With a blend of practical and spiritual wisdom, David Chernoff's Manual for Living
gives great insights into many aspects of our lives and guides us in coexisting with our
universe and our environment.
The author suggests that the book be read at random, choosing the section that covers a
subject that is problematic in life at any given time. It would be good, however, to read the
section on "Death" early on, as that section seems to set the tone for information given in
many of the other sections.
Some of the author's advice can be hard and blunt when talking about death and other topics,
but he has survived cancer twice and has earned his right to deal out such tough love. Even
though the reader may think the advice is too harsh, deep down he comes to realize the author
is telling it like it is.
The book consists of sixteen sections and an introduction and includes such topics as death,
time, illness, fear, Romney and many others. The reader will find it easy to select the section
that will offer some help on the matter that is causing some concern in his life.
Of course, all the sections contain valuable information, but the section on the environment
is particularly helpful. Understanding our environment helps us understand ourselves.
This is a book that needs to be read and then put away safely for future reading as other
aspects of life become difficult and in need of an overhaul. It truly is a manual for living.