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 upon himself unwilling to get off the bed, heading off accountability, even wondering the that means of existence. but if motion picture manufacturers proposed turning his memoir right into a motion picture, he came upon himself embarked on a brand new tale packed with threat, chance, attractiveness, and meaning.

A Million Miles in one thousand Years chronicles Miller's infrequent chance to edit his existence 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 in the course of the lifestyles that emerges while it turns from uninteresting truth into significant narrative.

Miller is going from slumbering all day to driving his motorcycle throughout the USA, from dwelling in romantic daydreams to apprehensive encounters with love, from losing his cash to founding a nonprofit with a passionate reason. Guided by way of a number of outlandish yet very genuine characters, Miller exhibits us how you can get a moment likelihood at existence the 1st time round. A Million Miles in one thousand Years is an extraordinary occasion of the wonderful 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.

He walked to the front of the table and put his hands in his pockets and stood straight and smiled. He smiled in a knowing way like he was going to put us through hell and enjoy it, like he was Patton or something. Robert McKee told us the seminar would be thirty-six hours long. He would lecture for twelve hours each day, and he would take questions during lunch. ” Jordan leaned toward me and whispered. ” He was stark, for sure, and serious, but at the same time didn’t seem like a man who would yell.

I got them on clearance at REI the previous year. One night, I and a girl I was dating put in at Oaks Park and paddled into town. The Willamette looks better at night. The lights of the city float on the surface of the river, and you paddle through their reflections like lily-pads. I hadn’t used the kayaks since then. We broke up and she moved to Switzerland. “Kayaks are nice. Kind of a summer thing,” Steve said. He was crossing his arms to stay warm. “Let’s have a look at them,” Ben said. “Anything will slide, really.

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