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By Donald Miller

ISBN-10: 0785213066

ISBN-13: 9780785213062

After writing a profitable memoir, Donald Miller's existence stalled. in the course of what must have been the peak of his good fortune, he came across himself unwilling to get away from bed, heading off accountability, even wondering the that means of existence. but if motion picture manufacturers proposed turning his memoir right into a motion picture, he came across himself embarked on a brand new tale full of probability, probability, good looks, and meaning.

A Million Miles in one thousand Years chronicles Miller's infrequent chance to edit his existence right into a nice tale, to reinvent himself so not anyone shrugs their shoulders whilst the credit roll. via heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers in the course of the lifestyles that emerges while it turns from dull truth into significant narrative.

Miller is going from napping all day to using his motorcycle throughout the US, from residing in romantic daydreams to worried encounters with love, from losing his cash to founding a nonprofit with a passionate reason. Guided by means of a number of outlandish yet very actual characters, Miller indicates us how you can get a moment likelihood at existence the 1st time round. A Million Miles in one thousand Years is a unprecedented party of the great thing about life.

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When the fire died down, my uncle would walk to the back of the cemetery and stand at his father’s grave with his head down. He’d lean over and wipe off the top of the marker, like an umpire brushing home plate. That night when my mother called, I stopped working. I closed my laptop and remembered Uncle Art and thought about him standing at his father’s grave. I knew he wouldn’t die, because his life was like the roots of a tree that went miles into the soil and miles around its trunk and came up in my cousins, in their faces and their voices and their character.

He had a bottle of water and brought his own glass to pour the water into. He set his notes beside an overhead projector and pulled out slides from his leather briefcase. He walked to the front of the table and put his hands in his pockets and stood straight and smiled. He smiled in a knowing way like he was going to put us through hell and enjoy it, like he was Patton or something. Robert McKee told us the seminar would be thirty-six hours long. He would lecture for twelve hours each day, and he would take questions during lunch.

It didn’t occur to me at the time, but it’s obvious now that in creating the fictional Don, I was creating the person I wanted to be, the person worth telling stories about. It never occurred to me that I could re-create my own story, my real life story, but in an evolution I had moved toward a better me. I was creating someone I could live through, the person I’d be if I redrew the world, a character that was me but flesh and soul other. And flesh and soul better too. 29 six My Uncle’s Funeral and a Wedding S te v e and Ben slept on air mattresses in our living room.

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