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Oct
21
Chris Guillebeau
Changing Hands Bookstore, Tuesday, October 21 at 00am
Chris Guillebeau (The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit)

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to volunteer work in West Africa, he has visited nearly every country on earth before the age of 35. Host of the World Domination Summit, an international gathering of creative people, Chris is focused on encouraging individual quests while also “giving back.” His main website, ChrisGuillebeau.com, is visited by more than 300,000 people a month. (added from Random House)… (more)
Oct
3
Chris Guillebeau - "The Happiness of Pursuit"
Warwick's, Friday, October 3 at 7:30pm
Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau on Friday, October 3rd at 7:30pm to present his inspiring new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. He is the author of The $100 Startup and The Art of Non-Conformity. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest.

When he set out to visit all of the planet's countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey's biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist - each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren't just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they're as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment.

Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. These "questers" included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world's largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.'s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books.

The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation.

Equally fascinating is Chris' examination of questing's other side, including questers' acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. What happens "after" the summit is climbed, the painting hung, the endurance record broken, the "at risk" community saved?

A book that challenges each of us to take control - to make our lives""be "about" something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment -- The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration. It's a playbook for making your life count.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
2
Chris Guillebeau discusses and signs The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life
Vroman's Bookstore, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Chris Guillebeau's had one very big personal goal: to visit all of the countries in the world by the time he was 35 years old. As he traveled, Chris realized that he was not the only one pursuing a very big dream. He met people of all ages doing many different things: pursuing personal excellence, battling threats to others and the environment, breaking world records. It was only after speaking to these other “questers,” and “questing” himself, that Chris began to understand the correlation between pursuing a dream and long-term happiness, and how determination to reach a goal helps us grow as individuals.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
21
Tempe | Chris Guillebeau | The Happiness of Pursuit
Changing Hands Bookstore, Tuesday, October 21 at 7pm
7PM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 Chris Guillebeau: The Happiness of Pursuit LOCATION: CHANGING HANDS TEMPE

The bestselling globe-trotting entrepreneur and blogger behind The Art of Non-Conformity visits with his new book, a guide on how to bring meaning to your life by undertaking a quest.

"If you like complacency and mediocrity, do not read this book. It's dangerously inspiring. It will make you want to do amazing things with your life. You may not end up visiting every country on Earth or directing a global protest from the top of a tree (I certainly won't), but Chris made me want to dive into an adventure.The Happiness of Pursuit is a how-to guide for avoiding a boring life." —A.J. Jacobs, bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically

When he set out to visit all of the planet's countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Guillebeau never imagined that his journey's biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist — each pursuing a challenging quest. Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness — how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives — and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice.

In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation. Equally fascinating is Chris' examination of questing's other side, including questers' acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. A book that challenges each of us to take control — to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment — The Happiness of Pursuit is a playbook for making your life count.

EVENT DETAILS TICKET (admits two) is free when you purchase The Happiness of Pursuit from Changing Hands Bookstore. Letter groups (printed on top of ticket) will be called at 6pm to fill seats and designated standing room. If available, seating and standing room opens to those without tickets at 6:45pm. Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals. Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation. Those without tickets may get their books signed after ticket-holders, if time allows. Event details may be subject to unannounced changes. CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a signed book from any of our author events, please call or click "add to cart" below to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you. We also ship anywhere in the United States and to most international locations (extra charges apply). ABOUT THE AUTHOR Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur, traveler, and New York Times bestselling author. His first two books were The Art of Non-Conformity and The $100 Startup. Recently, he completed his quest to visit every country in the world before the age of 35. Host of the World Domination Summit, an international gathering of creative people, Chris is focused on encouraging individual quests while also "giving back." His main website, ChrisGuillebeau.com, is visited by more than 500,000 people per month.

Location: Street: 6428 S McClintock Dr. City: Tempe, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85283 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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