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Discuss "Life's Operating Manual" by Tom Shadyac

Just about everything today comes with an operating manual—from your computer to your car, from your cell phone to your iPad. Is it possible that Life comes with an operating manual, as well? That’s the simple, but powerful premise of Tom Shadyac’s inspiring and provocative first book. Written as a series of essays and dialogues, we are invited into a conversation that is both challenging and empowering. The question now is, can we discern what is written inside of this operating manual and garner the courage to live in accordance with its precepts.

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  • Laura A.

    Here is a link to Tom Shadyac's film documentary "I AM". If you liked his book, the film is a must see.
    http://www.iamthedoc.com/thefilm/

    2 · September 26, 2013

  • RobC13

    Great night.thanks to all for attending

    September 25, 2013

  • Diane B

    nice variety, insight and opinions. Awesome group!

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Kathy S

    So sorry for late notice. Im stuck at work!!!!! :(

    September 25, 2013

    • Diane B

      please stop in anyway!

      September 25, 2013

  • Nancy

    I've read the book and really want to discuss it, but at best I will be late. So I think I will cancel out so that someone on the wait list can go. Can't wait to see what you guys pick for next month.

    September 24, 2013

    • Nancy

      Amie. That sounds like an excellent idea.

      1 · September 25, 2013

    • Diane B

      Hope you feel better quickly -- you also will be missed.

      September 25, 2013

  • pattysunny

    Their was a misunderstanding. Can I please come even if I didn't read the book? Patty

    September 25, 2013

    • RobC13

      Patty yes please do .I Didnt finish it either

      September 25, 2013

  • Diane

    So sorry I will not be able to attend the discussion this evening. Looking forward to the next one! Have a great book meeting!

    September 25, 2013

  • rick M.

    Man.....look at all you last minute cancelations!!! Lol......well I hope we have a decent crowd because this book has become a favorite of mine and look forward to everyone's comments. See ya tonight :)

    2 · September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I had to RSVP no I am just realizing I'm off the wait list as of last night. Notice is too late I haven't read the book. My apologies.

    September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can we wait to vote after the meetup in case another book is suggested by someone who attends?

    September 25, 2013

  • pattysunny

    I won't be able to attend. I didn't get the chance to read the book and my son is in town. Can't wait to hear the next book. See you soon! Patty

    September 25, 2013

  • RobC13

    Ok the suggestions are out their so please cast your vote and I'll post our October fest

    September 19, 2013

    • Amie M.

      If I have to pick one of the current suggestions, I vote for Townie. No, Cold Water Crossing. Shoot, either one really, but Cold Water Crossing, final vote.

      September 25, 2013

    • RobC13

      Hi Amie Didnt' know there was a poll feature.thanks for the tip

      September 25, 2013

  • Amie M.

    Was hoping to feel better by today but would just be a bump on a log at this meetup so I cancelled. Should be a very spirited discussion, I'd think!

    September 25, 2013

  • Laura

    Leaving on vaca, and I have to pack tonight or else it won't get done!

    September 25, 2013

  • Laura A.

    See you all at 7:00. Reservations under my name "Laura"

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • rick M.

    Is the homestead where the old silos steakhouse was? Does anyone going know?

    September 23, 2013

    • Kathy S

      Hi Rick. Yes it is the old silo

      September 23, 2013

  • RobC13

    Hi all, I'm taking suggestions for a book to read at our October meetup (not posted yet). I'll take recomendations through Tuesday and then we can vote, as this is a democracy:>)

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Diane B

      loved "House of Sand and Fog" by him. Great suggestion.

      September 16, 2013

    • Mike P

      I'm reading 1776 by David McCullough.. that would be convenient. :)

      September 19, 2013

  • rick M.

    I have finished the kindle version if anyone is still in need if this book

    September 19, 2013

  • Laura

    I can't find this in the library, any chance I can borrow from someone once they're done?

    September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If anyone else has a Kindle version and can lend it, I would appreciate it.

      September 15, 2013

    • DebShell

      I bought my kindle version last week for $4.99. Not a bad price, but I am not done reading it yet.

      September 16, 2013

  • RobC13

    Hi all, Any thoughts on where we should do this meetup?
    I was thinking Bermuda :>)

    3 · August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just came back from Bermuda awesome beaches!!! I know I'm late on the vote but let's do Bermuda!!

      1 · September 15, 2013

    • RobC13

      beaches are beautiful there. Lucky you

      September 15, 2013

  • Jim

    Anyone using Goodreads? I'm on there, so let me know if you want to connect.

    September 14, 2013

    • Lauren

      I am but I don't know how to really use it.

      September 14, 2013

  • RobC13

    Hi all, By popular demand we have choosen the Homestead Restaurant for the Sept 25th meetup.

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Laura A.

    Looks like most of you have voted for the homestead restaurant. Which location?

    September 6, 2013

  • Lauren

    Sorry, I can no longer make it. I'll go to the next one.

    August 26, 2013

  • Mike P

    changing RSVP to 'no' - I'm going to be in Las Vegas.. damn! Unless we meet in Bermuda.

    August 24, 2013

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