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  • By Judith LeBlanc
    Jun 2, 2011
    This inspiring book, "I Don't Want to be Your Guru, but I Have Something to Say," is a MUST READ! Each time I read it I find more pearls of wisdom that I somehow missed during previous readings. Or maybe I overlooked them because they didn't apply to circumstances in my life at that particular time, but do now. If you haven't read this book yet, you owe it to yourself to meet "Old Bill" and spend a few minutes gleaning some of his down-to-earth wisdom and advice. Way to go, Joyce Shafer. I look forward to your future books, and hope there will be many. Judith LeBlanc of
  • By Eric Berbig
    Mar 15, 2011
    Voyage of personal discovery, tour through the tangles thickets of behavioral science, excursion to a philosophic laboratory, call it what you will, Shafer’s ‘Guru’ is a delightful and thought provoking journey into the inner workings of how attitude and perception shape our daily interactions and resultant behavior. The wisdom is dispensed in the form of ‘Old Bill’ a man unlike any other ‘A.J.’ has ever met. What begins as a polite discussion quickly turns into provocative teaching to an eager and receptive mind. The result is a fundamental reevaluation of ‘A.J.s’ approach to the world, and an unveiling of some simple truths. Complete with an interpretive ending, ‘Guru’ will have you thinking and reflecting on its lessons long after you have finished your first reading. We should all be so lucky to have such a conversation with our own ‘Old Bill’.
  • By Wendi Romero
    Jul 18, 2010
    The table only appears to be a place of eating. It's also a place of meeting and mingling with the energy that surrounds it. Written in warm, laid back, Southern conversational style, apple pie and lemonade take on a metaphorical significance. "Are you just traveling, or are you on a journey?" is the poignant question posed to A.J. It seems to come up for her time and again. There are always two things happening at once...what is seen, and what is not. Don't ever forget it, because what you don't see is where your real power lies. Joyce Shafer masterfully illustrates sublime and intangible truths in a simplistic style. Don't be fooled by that. She's pointing the way to a very deep and profound reality...yours and mine. Wendi Romero, author of Pilgrimage to Self: Leaving, Walking, Returning
  • By BK Walker
    Jan 6, 2010
    I Don't Want to be Your Guru, but I Have Something to Say by Joyce Shafer is one of the most inspirational and uplifting reads I have had the pleasure of reading. A.J. sets out on her travels in hopes of finding a man she had met ten years earlier in a small town diner. When she arrives to the same small town, the only thing left from her memory are a small house and the gas station. When the owner of the gas station appears, she sees a similarity but realizes he is not the same man she seeks. When she asks about "Old Bill" finds she is face to face with his son, Bud. Bud leads her to where "Old Bill", where A.J. is not faced with the old man but his grave. As she is enveloped with sorrow that she didn't make it back before his death, she becomes confused by the dates on his head stone. Bud invites her into the house to meet his wife Esther and to hear how A.J. came to know his father. They settle in at the kitchen table with apple pie and coffee, where a confused... More > A.J. tells her tale. I Don't Want to be Your Guru, but I Have Something to Say really gets you thinking. If you're confused about life, this title is surely going to enlighten you. Full of suggestions on how to change your way of thinking to make life a little easier, learning how to tell the difference between a "reaction" and a "response", you're going to see a straighter path. Shafer did a magnificent job as a life coach and really opens your eyes to a brighter future. I highly recommend this book and give it ***** (5) Stars.~BK Walker, reviewer for BK Walker Books. Author of "Near Suicide" and "Dares And Dreams".< Less
  • By adamgraupeatyahoodotcom
    Dec 30, 2009
    This is an excellent book, well written without pretention in a direct manner. It is thought provoking with interesting characters and quick pacing. Good descriptions and clear writing. A good afternoon read. Well worth checking out....
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April 14, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.32 lbs.
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6 wide x 9 tall
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