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The author describes how she challenged herself to try something new every day for a year, including riding a mechanical bull, eating a scorpion, and giving out free hugs, and offers a road map for embarking on a similar quest.
One woman's quest to do one new thing every day of the year, what she learned, and what we all can gain from her journey...
In 2009 veteran journalist and eight-time Emmy award winner Lu Ann Cahn was feeling angry and frustrated. The economy was tanking. Her job was changing. Budgets were being cut. She resented the new technology and social media she was being asked to embrace at work. In a word, she felt "stuck."
Cahn's daughter encouraged her to try blogging, and after some thought, she decided to write about trying something new every day for a year. Little did she know, that "Year of Firsts" would change her outlook on life.
For 365 days Cahn made a point of doing something she had never done before, some as simple as performing an old task in a new way, some creative and extreme:
Riding a mechanical bull Eating a scorpion
Speaking to a complete stranger on the street
Smoking a cigar
Shoveling horse manure
Zip-lining across a crocodile-infested Mexican lake
Spending a day in a wheelchair
Walking her dog backwards
Taking a drum lesson from a famous 80s rocker
In the process she discovered that "firsts" were the antidote to "stuck." "I Dare Me" is Cahn's journey, but it's more than just a memoir. It challenges readers to confront their own fears, and encourages them to try their own "firsts."
|Number of Pages:||220|
|Author:||Cahn, Lu Ann|
|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publication Date:||November, 2013|
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