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Book Review: SLICE OF LIFE: A Self-Help Odyssey
In the words of the great Albert Einstein, "If I can't explain the most complicated concept to the man who operates the elevator when I leave home after a day's work then I don't understand it myself."

With that thought in mind the author Rick Lindal simplifies a very difficult understanding into this wonderful book that he writes explaining how the universe is constructed and how we create our own reality within it. He shares his coming-of-age story with his readers.

He writes his book as a storytelling of a young boy thru his adulthood. His main guidance is "Old Soul" who he communicates with and "Old Soul" gives him words of wisdom so that he can fully understand and make his own judgments in his own life.

This is a "MUST READ" book for anyone in their teens up to a few days before you die! It is a real eye-opening! Whether you believe in the here after or not, this is a very thought-provoking read.

It deals with so many issues that one needs to face in life such as the basic universe, the basic physical body, core beliefs and their effect on your reality, love and sex, fate, free will, uniqueness, aging, death, fear, anxiety, anger, depression, guilt, power and all the many things that one deals with as we go thru life.

This is an extremely easy read for anyone of any age. It is to the point, very exacting and extremely professionally written.

One HAS to be unique and that is the one quality that sets you apart from the millions of other people on earth. Particularly enjoyable reading was about the "10 percent Rule" where the author relates that 10 percent of the people that you meet will like you, 80 percent don't care who you are, and 10 percent won't like you - even before you open your mouth.

As you go through life, not everyone is going to like you no matter how fun, wonderful and interesting you are! With so much emphasis on "bullying" in the school systems today, this book needs to be in every school library as well as in all public libraries.

The author relates thru his "storytelling effect" a wonderful experience of "Rikki" who learns from his own experiences as well as with the guidance and help of "Old Soul".

This is a very deep and intellectual reading and you will be thinking about it for days, weeks, months and even years after you have read it. It brings into focus many unanswered questions about the great mysteries of life itself. We only wish that we had read this book years ago.

Every teenager starting out in life should be forced to read this book as it will certainly help them prepare for a life of their own. However one is never to old to read this book as it helps in your day to day living structure. Very few books have affected us the way this book has. We highly recommend this book!

"Slice of Life: A Self-Help Odyssey. A practical perspective for thriving within the trappings of the physical world." By: Rick Lindal, Ph.D. ISBN: 978-1-4685-2397-3 Available at,, and

Dr. Rick Lindal has a bachelor's of science in psychology from the University of Toronto and a master's degree in psychology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He obtained a doctorate in psychology at York University, England, while researching emotional responsiveness in adolescents. He subsequently worked at a youth custody prison facility for young adults. He returned to Canada in 1986, where he directed an outreach program for mentally disturbed young adults at the Kitchener-Waterloo hospital, Ontario, before commencing work at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, as a therapist for victims of the AIDS epidemic. He opened a private practice in the early nineties, where he specialized in existential psychotherapy as well as past-life and inter-life regression therapy techniques. He is currently in private practice in Grafton, Ontario Canada.

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Published on:  May 31, 2012

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