After surviving a series of life-threatening illnesses, the author’s physician posed to him the question, “Have you been a good man?” He wanted to know whether Stuart I. Forman’s good fortune was a reward for living a good life. Strivings is the author’s answer to that question.
Forman traces his life through the platform of literature, highlighting fourteen books that have guided the way he lives. In examining each book, he seeks to answer questions such as:
• What does leading a life as a good person actually mean?
• Are there really rewards for striving to lead a good life?
• How did Judaism affect the life the author chose to strive to live?
From Wasp by Eric Frank Russell, to An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis by Charles Brenner, to The Wisdom of Laotse by Lin Yutang, and other books, the author explores the ideas and lessons that have had the most impact on his life.
Everyone would like to be remembered for good and helping others live a better life. This book presents one man’s journey toward trying to live such life.
Join the author as he shares lessons learned over seven decades of winning, losing, and learning.