Keeping It Straight: You, Me & Everything Else

Keeping It Straight You Me Everything Else Life living can be complex There s work family and that big bucket of everything else Hectic doesn t come close to defining the pace of modern life And yet within this whirlwind it s often the sim

  • Title: Keeping It Straight: You, Me & Everything Else
  • Author: Patrick Rhone
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Life, living, can be complex There s work, family, and that big bucket of everything else Hectic doesn t come close to defining the pace of modern life And yet within this whirlwind it s often the simple things that bring us the greatest joy if we could only find them in the clutter of our lives It may not be necessary to give it all up and live in a cave, but it canLife, living, can be complex There s work, family, and that big bucket of everything else Hectic doesn t come close to defining the pace of modern life And yet within this whirlwind it s often the simple things that bring us the greatest joy if we could only find them in the clutter of our lives It may not be necessary to give it all up and live in a cave, but it can sometimes seem like a good idea What can you do Take a moment and think about you, me, and everything else.Keeping It Straight is Patrick Rhone s very personal meditation on his own life and experiences His clear insights identify the jumble and distractions of life today and offer simple and useful advice on how to discover and focus on what really matters This collection of short essays is filled with clear, direct, and useful observations on productivity, life, and living.

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Patrick Rhone is a good writer, making his essays fun and thought-provoking. This was a collection of short, sometimes very short, essays on life, technology, minimalism, productivity, and writing. It was extremely easy to read and had lots of good nuggets to implement. Definitely well worth the time. Fantastic job.

    2. Yesterday I had the pleasure to read his new book, Keeping it Straight. The book was release on May 3rd, and it's a series of 48 essays divided in three sets, You, Me and Everything Else.From the Book:"- You - Ideas and observations that I hope will resonate with and inspire you (as they do me)- Me - Stories and revelations that are specific to me (but also may apply to you)- Everything Else - How to handle some of the other necessities and detritus of life (that is meant for both you an me"The [...]

    3. I wanted to like this, and bought it without bothering to sample it first, but it was disappointing, and I think Rhone's editors let him down. Moving from blogging to book-writing is quite a stretch: Perhaps friendships got in the way of push-toward-better critique pre-publishing? Rhone writes with a great deal of warmth and sincerity, and I did feel this was a from-the-heart effort. I knew that Keeping it Straight was largely a collection of previously published blog posts, but I had not read t [...]

    4. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of essays, on subjects including no-nonsense advice on email efficiency and backing up your computer data; philosophy; reminiscences and personal stories. I particularly liked the first third of the book, which is predominantly philosophical. I have made many highlights on my Kindle and will doubtless return to them again and again. (My favourite is the motto: Don't worry. Do. If nothing can be done, don't worry.)Patrick's writing style is so easy to read. It [...]

    5. I like Patrick Rhone and his writings; he's a skilled writer with a lot of really insightful ideas on life, productivity and writing. However, I don't feel like Keeping it Straight is his most satisfying body of work. On their own, each essay (post) are good articles worth reading but I didn't feel like there was any clear continuity tying the book together beyond a bit of organization. At one point, there were a couple of paragraphs that were entirely or essentially identical in two posts with [...]

    6. Living in this day and age is complicated and Patrick Rhone shows how to make sense of it all. This book has started me down the path to living a simpler life and that's the highest praise I think a person can give. Patrick also has a podcast called Enough that is fantastic. I highly recommend it to anyone.

    7. The man behind Minimal Mac and its accompanying podcast, Patrick Rhone offers a great read with Keeping it Straight: You Me & Everything Else. For those who really want to get in touch with not just the idea of what really matters in life – but how to be mindful about it in their own life’s process, this is the book to have.

    8. A nice series of short, thoughtful essays on work/life balance, productivity (GTD disciples will recognize a lot of this). Light, easy reading, with an engaging style; easy to pick up for a few minutes now and then.

    9. Not my genre, really. The advice was very loose and not really cohesive. But the author really only claimed to be gathering his thoughful essays into one pot, this book. So it is what it professes to be. I didn't find it particularly insightful.

    10. A quick 2 hour read. Conversational with nothing new but a good reminder about how to keep things straight and balanced.

    11. I'm honored to know Patrick personally and to hear from him directly his insightful views on what it means to live a meaningful and productive life. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection.

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