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Book Review The Why Cafe by John P. Strelecky

The Why Café is the story of a frustrated and stressed out individual named John who is anxious to start his vacation. However, he soon gets lost and ends up at an unassuming little diner called The Why Cafe in “the middle of the middle of nowhere.” It soon becomes evident that John’s trip to the café will turn out to be a life-changing event.

I loved this book. Not only was it easy to read (I read it in two days), but it was easy to understand. There are so many books these days offering help that require way too much investigation (in my opinion) and if I have to re-read a page three or four times I have to wonder how helpful the book actually is?

Not so with The Why Café! It’s a highly enjoyable read, and John P. Strelecky’s writing style is easy and flowing. A handbook for self-discovery, The Why Café is simple and easy to understand. But don’t let the simplicity of the philosophy of The Why Café fool you. The answers to life’s quesions may be simple, but that does not mean that the process will be easy. The journey toward self-discovery takes persistence and commitment.

This book also has a handy little “Reader’s Guide” section at the back. It offers a series of questions to ask yourself so that you can really work with the questions posed in the book. It is also great for leading discussion groups.

Unfortunately, frustration and stress are a pretty common affliction in our society. By taking your own journey to The Why Café, you, too, can gain the answers that will make a difference. We are all already taking the journey - but it is up to us on how difficult we make it. Sure, the complex highway can seem exciting, but how much are we really learning? I like philosophy's that keep it simple. The Why Cafe is my next stop.

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