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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While by Donald Miller

By Donald Miller

After writing a profitable memoir, Donald Miller's lifestyles stalled. in the course of what must have been the peak of his good fortune, he came across himself unwilling to get up and about, heading off accountability, even wondering the which means of lifestyles. but if motion picture manufacturers proposed turning his memoir right into a motion picture, he chanced on himself embarked on a brand new tale full of threat, probability, good looks, and meaning.

A Million Miles in 1000 Years chronicles Miller's infrequent chance to edit his existence right into a nice tale, to reinvent himself so not anyone shrugs their shoulders while the credit roll. via heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers during the existence that emerges whilst it turns from uninteresting fact into significant narrative.

Miller is going from slumbering all day to using his motorbike throughout the US, from residing in romantic daydreams to worried encounters with love, from losing his cash to founding a nonprofit with a passionate reason. Guided via a number of outlandish yet very genuine characters, Miller exhibits us the best way to get a moment probability at lifestyles the 1st time round. A Million Miles in 1000 Years is a unprecedented get together of the great thing about life.

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I had a bag but Jordan didn’t. “Right here,” he said, patting his messenger bag. “Your clothes, I mean. ” “I’m wearing them,” Jordan said. ” I asked. “No. I’m wearing them. ” Jordan was wearing shorts, some flip-flops, and a shirt that said ARMY. Jordan used to be in the army. He was pulling a cigarette from behind his ear and was about to light it when the shuttle pulled into the gate. He put it back behind his ear. ” Jordan repeated. “I don’t know. ” I pictured Jordan holding out his story in front of Robert McKee and Robert McKee looking at it, dangling there in Jordan’s hand, until Jordan finally put it back in his bag.

We sit around at funerals, feeling sorry for the unfortunate person whom death happened to. We say nice things about the person; we dig a hole and put the body in the hole and cover the casket with all our questions. I heard that a lot of playwrights used to end their stories with a funeral if it was a tragedy and a wedding if it was a comedy. I think that’s why we make such a big deal out of weddings, because a wedding means life, and because the bride and groom are old enough to write a thank-you note for the serving spoons you gave them.

It gets wearisome, all the bellyaching and feeling and thinking about the world and how you interact with it. Everything’s a mirror when you’re a writer; the computer monitor is a mirror. Who thinks they are so important they need to write books about themselves? Who are these people who write about themselves, and how did I become one of them? This is how I was thinking when we started writing the movie. I had a deadline on a book, but I stopped answering the 28 F lesh and S oul B ette r publisher’s calls.

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