Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? by The Buried Life

This book was phenomenal, instantly a 5 out of 5 stars just for the message it gives the reader. Plus, I'm a fan of the Post Secret books, and the guys of The Buried Life took that design for their book.

From the Publisher:
If you had one day to live what would you do? Would you plant a tree? Would you rob a bank? Would you tell someone how you really feel?
What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? is an illustrated collection of your wildest dreams. Two hundred of the most moving, imaginative, amusing, and thought-provoking things to do before you die are brought to life through handmade art curated by Dave, Duncan, Jonnie and Ben—the founders of The Buried Life.
These four regular guys are on a mission to complete a list of 100 things before they die, and for every item they accomplish, they help a total stranger do something on his or her own to-do list. Peppered throughout the book are lessons, secrets, and stories that come from five years of asking millions worldwide: What do you want to do before you die?
Reasons you'll like this book:
Your life could change dramatically. (Ours did.)
You could do things you never dreamed of. (We have.)
You could feel the joy of being alive.

My Thoughts:
Seriously, this book was so much fun to read, and has some fantastic and uplifting stories in it. These four guys from Canada not only crossed a bunch of items off their collective bucket list, but they helped and encouraged others to do the same. One of my favorite stories from this is the guys taking children with cancer on a shopping spree to Toys R Us, in honor of a woman who later passed from ovarian cancer. Maybe I'm a sap, but it's really good to know that there are people out there who aren't just in it for themselves.

Definitely a great book to pick up and flip through, filled with Post Secret-esque pages with people's answers to the age old "What do you want to do before you die?" question. I already started working on my bucket list, and hopefully will be able to cross them all off before I die. Please do yourselves a favor and grab a copy of this book.

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