Livro | The Art of Non-Conformity | Chris Guillebeau


Mais uma obra que aprecio através da tela do iPad. Desta vez utilizei o AmazonKindle for iPad, mais fácil para comprar os livros, principalmente pelo fato de não ser necessário utilizar Apple Gift Card, pela Amazon brasileiros como eu conseguem comprar e-books com cartão de crédito, mas vamos ao livro de Chris Guillebeau.

Logo nas primeiras páginas é possível perceber a personalidade “forte” do escritor. Aos meus olhos Chris parece um cara realmente diferente, não só pelo fato de tão jovem conhecer mais de 100 países, ou viver por quatro anos na África como voluntario, mais sobre tudo pela sua forma de enxergar o mundo e a maneira não convencional de viver a vida.

O texto é delicioso e o autor é muito habilidoso com as palavras. É possível perceber a dedicação e a paixão que ele possui pela arte de escrever. Atualmente o autor utiliza as palavras como ganha pão, trabalhando com blogs, artigos, manifestos e e-books. Recomendo muito a leitura deste livro, não é por acaso que pessoas influentes escreveram grandes elogios ao livro, segue abaixo alguns destes reviews para incentivá-lo.


“Chris Guillebeau is the Indiana Jones of career experts. With his signature insight and humor, he tackles a critical question: How do we forge the life of our dreams in the face of overwhelming pressure to conform and avoid risks? In The Art of Non-Conformity, Chris adds a fresh perspective, drawn from his non-conforming adventures, to the lively debate. Those who follow Chris’s wildly popular blog will welcome these ideas in the more comprehensive book form—or give it as a gift to people who need it.” -Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project 

“This is a direct, honest and truly scary book. I hope you have the guts to listen to what Chris has to say, and not become one of the monkeys he warns you about.”
-Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

The Art of Non-Conformity is like a lightning bolt to the head. Read it and your brain will spark and sizzle.”
– Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome

“The conventional world order has blown up, much to the relief of students, cubicle dwellers, artists and activists who knew there was a better way. This brilliant book will wake you up and inspire you as it guides you to create a new life on your own terms, earn a great living and positively impact your corner of the world.”
-Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation

“Some people are content to report on others’ success. Not Chris. He lives and breathes what others dare to dream, pushes the envelope of possibility, then shares his experiences, lessons, tools, ideas and strategies in a way that makes it all seem not just doable…but imperative. Go! Read this book now!”
– Jonathan Fields, author of Career Renegade

“Chris Guillebeau’s delightfully rebellious book, The Art of Non- Conformity, teaches us how to live with gusto, on our own terms, and bring excitement into our lives. His encouraging and witty tone will inspire even the least courageous person to make bold steps. I love this book!”
-Barbara Sher, author of I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

“Here’s the way to find your own path, set your own rules and find your own purpose-and all with courage and grace, resilience and style.”
-Michael Bungay Stanier, author of Do More Great Work

“Chris Guillebeau is an inspiration. Many people talk about living their dreams, and here’s a young person who has actually done it- traveling around the world, giving back to the community, and getting paid to work on his own terms. The Art of Non-Conformity tackles the toughest problems associated with following your passion, and Chris supports the provided viewpoints with eye-opening statistics and anecdotes. He derives valuable life lessons from all of his experiences, and we have been privileged to go along for the ride.”
-Alexandra Levit, author of New Job, New You

“Do not be surprised if you start noticing the guy next to you in the coffee shop or the woman seated across the aisle on your plane intently reading a battered copy of The Art of Non-Conformity. It’s not just a book, after all, it’s a beloved companion for those who know that life is an adventure worth exploring.”
-Barbara J. Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job


Desta forma a lista de 2011 fica assim:

1 – The Art of Non-Conformity | Chris Guillebeau | 28/03/2011 | OK