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By Donald Miller

ISBN-10: 0785213066

ISBN-13: 9780785213062

After writing a winning memoir, Donald Miller's existence stalled. in the course of what must have been the peak of his luck, he chanced on himself unwilling to get off the bed, fending off accountability, even wondering the that means of lifestyles. but if motion picture manufacturers proposed turning his memoir right into a motion picture, he discovered himself embarked on a brand new tale full of hazard, risk, good looks, and meaning.

A Million Miles in 1000 Years chronicles Miller's infrequent chance to edit his lifestyles right into a nice tale, to reinvent himself so no one shrugs their shoulders whilst the credit roll. via heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers throughout the existence that emerges while it turns from dull truth into significant narrative.

Miller is going from slumbering all day to driving his motorbike throughout the US, from dwelling in romantic daydreams to anxious encounters with love, from losing his funds to founding a nonprofit with a passionate reason. Guided through a bunch of outlandish yet very genuine characters, Miller indicates us the way to get a moment probability at lifestyles the 1st time round. A Million Miles in 1000 Years is a unprecedented social gathering of the great thing about life.

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He’s pacing onstage holding a cup of coffee, a giant movie screen behind him, and he’s lecturing with intensity, saying screenwriters should never use voice-over narration, and they shouldn’t think their movie could work without an essential structure. And then somebody at the seminar asks a dumb question and McKee slowed to 40 G oing to S ee the P r ofesso r stop. He spoke to the woman in a voice that makes people turn white. He spoke to her until she began to cry, practically. I made a mental note not to ask the real Robert McKee a stupid question, or for that matter, any questions at all.

Uncle Art was in his early sixties when he died. My mother called and asked me to pray because he’d had a heart attack. He had just been taken to the hospital, and his heart was barely pumping, and they were going to do surgery. At first I only prayed a little because I found it hard to believe my uncle would die. He was the only man in our family for so long that he was like God. And God doesn’t die. When I was a kid, my uncle had a ’57 Chevy truck that ran only half the time. We’d ride in the back of the truck out in back of my grandmother’s property.

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. And perhaps because you get to drink and dance, no matter how old you are.

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