Idea: The title of the book encompasses its main goal: to guide readers towards achieving personal success via five keys. The author's parable-based approach to storytelling allows the work to surprise and engage readers.
Prose/Style: The book's organization and development are on point, though the work would greatly benefit from additional editing for clarity and flow. Unnecessary verbiage has a tendency to clutter the reading experience.
Originality: The author does a commendable job telling a story of a man at the brink and seeking greater truths that he feels have been denied to him. The narrative ultimately leads to the "keys" promised to readers who may be similarly seeking.
Character Development/Execution: The author delivers an inspirational self-help book with many strengths. Though unnecessary dialogue and descriptions impact the reading experience, readers will still gladly take this journey along with David.
Date Submitted: January 22, 2021
This contemporary parable might in fact better be described as a fictionalized self-help book, which is even complete with exercises woven cleverly into the story itself. Its objective is clear: not just to inform, but to subtly coach the reader, drawing you into the role and thought process of David, the pupil of the tale. You can certainly imagine that Ari Gunzburg has compiled into a creative narrative the resources and materials of the motivational presentations and workshops he gives in the real world – and he does so tremendously well; Ari is every bit as good an author as he is an inspirational mentor.
Simple, eloquent and articulate, with an ability to set the scene vividly, it doesn’t feel like being coached by this writer, but rather like you are watching with interest, and learning along with David. While the lessons are nothing particularly unique or novel, Ari’s refreshingly clear approach is a clever idea; had he not chosen a fiction narrative for his pretty commonplace self-help message, opting rather for a simple non-fiction format, The Little Book of Greatness might perhaps have faded into the crowd. You are advised to read the book with a pen and paper to take notes – in fact, I intend to read through it again (something I never do), in order to do just that.
With this book, the talented Ari showcases his grasp of sociology, psychology, mindfulness and zen, combining them into a holistic school of their own. Additionally, this little book is an engaging, endearing and thoroughly pleasant read, which I recommend highly. I read the whole book in two very relaxed sittings, and can honestly say that I enjoyed every moment of it; I’ve no doubt that, whatever your situation, preferred genre or the society you live in – and whether you’re religious, atheist, spiritualist or even capitalist – there is something here for everyone, so take a look.
When a distraught man stands on a cliff, contemplating the ineffectiveness of his life, fate steps in, enabling him to change the course of his life in the motivational allegory, The Little Book of Greatness (A Parable About Unlocking Your Destiny) by Ari Gunzburg. Lost in the unceasing, time-sucking bombardment of the media, and feeling inadequate to meet any personal goals, David is at the end of his rope. Out of the darkness, a man approaches and offers David a way to turn his life around. Introducing David to the idea of unlocking his dormant greatness, the stranger gives him the name of the first of five keyholders who help people transform their lives and achieve their dreams. Intrigued, David agrees to meet the first keyholder and returns to his car at the bottom of the hill. The next day, David meets Regina, who guides him to each of the 5 keyholders, and his journey into unlocking his destiny commences.
Illustrating the advantages of spiritual and self-awareness, The Little Book of Greatness (A Parable About Unlocking Your Destiny) by Ari Gunzburg is a profound and eye-opening guide to an empowered and meaningful life. Written as a short allegory, it is an absorbing story that introduces the five keys to greatness and how they have the potential to alter and revolutionize lives. In a step-by-step approach, it teaches the reader how to revise perspectives and attitudes and how to be in the moment, effectively gaining the ability to transform our mindset into a more positive vibration, ultimately promoting the means to living our best lives and achieving our dreams. It is a thought-provoking and motivational book that will inspire everyone who desires to get off the treadmill and attain the life of their dreams. I challenge everyone who wants to be different and to make a difference to read the book, apply its concepts, and change their life!
CLEVELAND, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- New motivational book written by Ari Gunzburg and published by MindSpark. Book is written as a story to illustrate concept of the 5 Keys To Greatness. Book is available as an ebook and as a paperback.
The Little Book Of Greatness https://littlebookofgreatness.com tells over the story of David, a protagonist who is fed up, stressed out, and overwhelmed. As he contemplates life while standing on a cliff, a man approaches who sends David on a quest to find answers and to create a more meaningful life. As David works through his journey, he learns about the 5 Keys To Greatness and how they can help him unlock his destiny.
Book is well-received by readers since publication. Dr. Jonathan Lasson, author of The Guilt Trap, wrote, "It is not very often that I come across a book that speaks to me...the book has a Mitch Albom feel to it. It is psychological, spiritual and most importantly, WISE."
"I never planned to write this book," says Ari Gunzburg, the author. "My plan was to write a different book entirely, one that addresses similar concerns but is missing the 5 Keys To Greatness. Then I drove 9000 miles in one summer, and wasn't able to write a word–but instead conceived of the 5 Keys To Greatness, and this book was born."
While The Little Book Of Greatness is the author's first non-fiction book, Ari Gunzburg has a number of children's books currently available as well, including two books to talk to little children about the coronavirus pandemic.
About Ari Gunzburg
Ari Gunzburg is a rising new star in personal growth. As an award-winning international speaker, Ari motivates audiences using personal stories filled with triumph and travail, tragedy and transformation. Ari brings this energy to all projects he is involved in, including his debut non-fiction story about achieving the greatness within.
Ari Gunzburg is available for interviews on all media and as a guest writer.