By Og Mandino
Today, I am doing something different.
I went to my library, knowing I wanted to recommend something that has meant a lot to me – something I could recommend not just with the enthusiasm of a recent reading, but enthusiasm borne with the perspective of time.
As I walked across the room, I didn’t know what I would pick. As soon as I arrived at a random shelf, I knew exactly what I would pick.
The Choice is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors.
Written in 1984, the year I graduated from college, this book follows a similar format to Og’s other books, and a format that has become far more prevalent in recent years – it is a parable with business and life lessons included.
What is different is that this book really reads like a short novel, not like a thinly veiled story to make the points the author wants us to remember. From my perspective, that puts this book (and Og’s others) on a different plane from many of its newer siblings.
It is not his most famous book, but it shares a message that resonated with me the first time I read it and far more now. Rather than telling you much more about it, I’ll just urge you to buy a copy and sit down with a couple of hours to spare. You’ll be swept away by the story that spans just 160 pages, and if you are like me, has a message that lasts a lifetime.