The Only Lesson by Bill McKenna
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Balboa Press (August 1, 2011)
In this true story and journey of discovery, Bill McKenna shares a life of intense experiences. He earned his black belt, learned to fly planes and helicopters, ran marathons, 50 and 100-mile endurance races, survived a several hundred foot free-fall in a skydiving mishap, and saw his life’s dream shipwrecked by an unseen island. The journey brought financial success and catastrophe, a constant struggle with crash-and-burn relationships and a battle with depression. Nothing in his life would compare to the intensity of what he was about to experience, all of it quite by accident, and as his sister said, to the unlikeliest of people.
To be honest, I found this book to be a little over the top. A little too braggy and a little too “out there”.
Although I believe that a positive attitude is very important, I don’t believe that if you think positive thoughts, you will only get back positive results. Or that positive thinking alone will change the bad things. Sometimes you have to physically throw out the garbage, thinking it away just doesn’t do it.
To be fair, it may have been my mood while reading it. We all know that our mood can influence our feelings while reading a book or watching a movie.
I did enjoy parts of the book, but most of it…not so much. Others may find this book a perfect fit for them, for me though, it just wasn’t.