A Million Miles In A Thousands Years
What I Learned While Editing My Life
By Donald Miller
Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man’s opportunity to edit his life as if he were a character in a movie.
Years after writing a best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another.
But he gets rescued by two movie producers who want to make a movie based on his memoir. When they start fictionalizing Don’s life for film–changing a meandering memoir into a structured narrative–the real-life Don starts a journey to edit his actual life into a better story. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details that journey and challenges readers to reconsider what they strive for in life. It shows how to get a second chance at life the first time around.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
When I started reading this book, I enjoyed hearing the story about how Donald Miller discovered that using the same principles of story that helped him edit his memoir for a movie also helped him change his life. He has a way of telling his story that was interesting and engaging. But as I read further, I began to see how these same principles could be applied to my life. I saw where my story was stalled and what I needed to do to tell a better story in my life. By the time I finished this book, I found that it not only impacted me, but it started me down a road to changing my life – to writing a better story for my life. This is one of the most influencial books I’ve ever read. I can’t give it a higher recommendation. In my opinion, everyone should read this book. It’s that good. But be warned. It will change the story of your life for the better.
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