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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Thomas Nelson / 2009 / Hardcover
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Donald Miller believes that story is a powerful tool that can help to shape our lives. The bestselling author of the poignant Blue Like Jazz shares in A Million Miles in a Thousand Years how screenplay editors revise and edit their final drafts in order to give a clearer understanding of the story's main themes. Ultimately, we learn that story can be a tool used both to guide us toward positive change and steer us away from foolish decisions. Fans of Don Miller's previous works will not want to miss this new book!
After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning.
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative.
Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.
Miller, the accidental memoirist who struck gold with the likable ramble Blue Like Jazz, writes about the challenges inherent in getting unstuck creatively and spiritually. After Jazz sold more than a million copies but his other books didnt follow suit, he had a classic case of writers block. Two movie producers contacted him about creating a film out of his life, but Millers initial enthusiasm was dampened when they concluded that his real life needed doctoring lest it be too directionless for the screen. Real stories, he learned, require characters who suffer and overcome. In desultory fashion, Miller sets out to change his own lifeto be the kind of guy who seeks out his father, chases the girl and undertakes a quest. Along the way, he comes to understand God as a master storyteller who doesnt quite control where his characters are going. An unexpected bonus of this book is Millers insights into the writing process. Readers who loved Blue Like Jazz will find a somewhat more mature Miller, still funny as hell but more concerned about making a difference in the world than in merely commenting on it. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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