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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (300 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Buffett Narrator: Peter Buffett Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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You may think that with a last name like his, Buffett has enjoyed a life of endless privilege. But the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that the only real inheritance handed down from his parents was a philosophy: Forge your own path in life. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own successes.  

Today’s society, Buffett posits, has begun to replace a work ethic, relishing what you do, with a wealth ethic, honoring the payoff instead of the process. We confuse privilege with material accumulation. Yet, by focusing more on substance and less on reward, we can open doors of opportunity and strive toward a greater sense of fulfillment. In clear and concise terms, Buffett reveals a great truth: Life is random, neither fair nor unfair. Our journey in life rarely follows a straight line but is often met with false starts, crises, and blunders. How we push through and persevere in these challenging moments is where we begin to create the life of our dreams.

Personal and revealing, instructive and intuitive, Life Is What You Make It is about transcending your circumstances, taking up the reins of your destiny, and living your life to the fullest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Peter Buffett has given us a wise and inspiring book that should be required reading for every young person seeking to find his or her place in the world, and for every family hoping to give its daughters and sons the best possible start in life. President Bill Clinton
  • Knowing and admiring Peter as we do, LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT captures his spirit, passion, and values beautifully. As parents, it’s the kind of dialogue about our life’s purpose and opportunity we’re having with our children. We will have everyone in our family read and discuss LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT . Bill & Melinda Gates
  • With home-spun, heart-felt wisdom, Peter Buffett ponders how to make a meaningful life, while making a living. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT is thought-provoking, worthwhile reading. Ted Turner
  • LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT is the ultimate book of commonsense -- except it isn't common. Because Peter Buffett could have had a derived identity and chose not to, he has power and credibility when he tells us how to find a unique self by doing what we love. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't benefit from this spirited, wise, and friendly book. Gloria Steinem
  • In his searching book, LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT, Peter Buffett challenges us all to balance ambition and service, personal goals and work for the common good. It is a book of value and honesty. Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues
  • “Peter Buffett has given us a wise and inspiring book that should be required reading for every young person seeking to find his or her place in the world, and for every family hoping to give its daughters and sons the best possible start in life.” 

    Bill Clinton

  • “Knowing and admiring Peter as we do, Life Is What You Make It captures his spirit, passion, and values beautifully. As parents, it’s the kind of dialogue about our life’s purpose and opportunity we’re having with our children. We will have everyone in our family read and discuss Life Is What You Make It.”

    Bill & Melinda Gates

  • “With homespun, heartfelt wisdom, Peter Buffett ponders how to make a meaningful life, while making a living. Life Is What You Make It is thought-provoking, worthwhile reading.”

    Ted Turner

  • “I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t benefit from this spirited, wise, and friendly book.”

    Gloria Steinem

  • “In his searching book, Life is What You Make It, Peter Buffett challenges us all to balance ambition and service, personal goals and work for the common good. It is a book of value and honesty.”

    Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues

  • J.P. Morgan Private Bank's Summer Reading List Pick, 2010
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pat | 2/14/2014

    " Probably because I agree with his priorities, but I loved this book. Parents can gain a lot of insight into teaching their children values. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/4/2014

    " Sometimes long winded. But interesting insight into a mans life who hasn't let his family's fortune ruin his dreams. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Betsy Brainerd | 1/16/2014

    " This held my attention on a plane trip, but I found that we are mostly on the same page already. What is quite interesting is Peter Buffett's own experiences as the son of Warren and how his family has dealt with issues of wealth and privilege. They set an example worth emulating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/12/2014

    " I found this book to be a simple read with some good points about life and people. "

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