Passing by The Fark News Channel I got a part of Newt's selling his new "family" book. I was astounded at level of his insight into the success of life. I also like Jackie's, his daughter, cute accent.
Check out his publishers description of the five principles below.
5 Principles for a Successful Life
"Is life really so complicated? Ask happy and successful people this question and you’re likely to hear that, in its essence, life is really quite simple. In these pages, Newt Gingrich and his daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman....show how, by following just five principles, you can live life to its fullest:
1. Dream Big: Like Walt Disney, who shared the magic kingdom of his imagination with millions, or like Jackie’s sister, Kathy, who didn’t let a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis stop her from completing a walking marathon, see where your dreams can take you.
2. Work Hard: As Jackie points out in her recollections of her dad’s early political career, working hard can be a surprising source of energy, and adopting an attitude of cheerful persistence will help you reach your goal.
3. Learn Every Day: The key is to re- member that learning is a reciprocal process. You can’t be passive; you must be engaged. Come along on a visit to the acclaimed Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta to see how this principle works in action.
4. Enjoy Life: And what’s the best way to do that? From the wisdom of the ancient philosophers to information from the latest scientific studies, the answer is the same: Be grateful for all your blessings and do something every day to show compassion and generosity to others.
5. Be True to Yourself: It sounds easy, but it’s the hardest principle to live by. Discover what people from William Shakespeare to Henrik Ibsen to John P. Abizaid have had to say about this touchstone for an honest life."
This can be yours for $22 or you can get a discount of 32% at Amazon.com ( A third off before it was published?) Hurry and buy several. They would make great Christmas presents.
This is "the" solution for a successful life, Hannity says so (emphasis his). It proves without a doubt that Hannity and indeed Gingrich both do have a well developed sense of humor something here-to-fore thought lacking.
In the end this is a little to self helpy and positive for me. I will have to revert to that other Republican Statesman and Governor of California, Conan The Barbarian, and his philosophy of a successful life:
"Let teachers and priests and philosophers brood over questions of reality and illusion. I know this: if life is an illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and I am content. "
— "Queen of the Black Coast",