Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier

Viking. May 2023. 224p. ISBN 9780593654521. $26. SELF-HELP
This charming, brief, and poignant book by Wired magazine “senior Maverick” Kelly (What Technology Wants) will make readers laugh, reflect, and ultimately identify with more than one of the pieces of advice shared by the author. The tweet-sized bits of wisdom provide answers to life’s toughest questions, ranging from which checkout line is quickest to how to respond to an insult and the liberating power of forgiveness. In between, he touches on a wide variety of topics like love, loss, marriage, family, dancing, money, setting goals, writing, and employment, among many more.
VERDICT Readers interested in self-help or philosophy books and those who enjoyed Words of Wisdom by Raymond Russ will enjoy the witty assertiveness of Kelly’s life lessons. This book is also a great choice for enticing reluctant readers and those learning how to read English based on the colloquial language used throughout the book and the briefness of the passages. Everyone will find themselves wanting to share the advice with those younger than they are, just as Kelly encourages them to do.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing