Peaks and Valleys: Making Good and Bad Times Work for You at Work and in Life

Spencer Johnson, Author, John Dossett, Read by , read by John Dossett. Simon & Schuster $19.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7435-8307-7

John Dossett's crisp and polished delivery is a natural fit for Johnson's no-nonsense style of motivational storytelling. Dossett chooses to understate the pathos, projecting a tone of wistful contemplation instead of heavy drama. Both the story and the narrative within the story surround dialogue between a weary day-to-day corporate warrior and a seasoned sage who offers a broader perspective on our familiar notions of success, achievement and happiness. In light of the current economic climate, listeners will find the messages timely, even if the paradigm shifts may not seem especially original. As an added bonus, the audio book includes an interview with the author sharing how he strives to keep the public focused on his message instead of elevating him into a celebrity business guru. A Simon and Schuster hardcover. (Mar.)

Reviewed on: 03/30/2009
Release date: 06/01/2009
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