Other People’s Words: Wisdom for an Inspired and Productive Life

St. Martin’s. May 2021. 256p. ISBN 9781250132567. $19.99. REF
A quote collector since high school, entrepreneur Siegel (Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World) has organized about 1,200 of his favorites into sections (“Doing Good,” “Our Fragile World”) and then categories (adversity, tragedy). Along with familiar classics, readers will likely find new nuggets for inspiration or amusement, in quotes from Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, G. K. Chesterton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, and Mark Twain. The cross-indexing by author and topic adds ease of use.
VERDICT Less extensive than some compilations, Siegel’s highly personal collection will connect with readers looking for something just a step off the beaten path.
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