LIFE YOUR DREAMS
Brown, an up-and-coming motivational speaker, a.k.a. The Motivator, here offers his personal growth message in print. Once labeled educationally mentally retarded, he has been a sanitation worker, disk jockey, activist, state legislator, and night club emcee. Through his “Nine Principles of Life Enrichment,” he proposes that anyone can succeed by stoking the fires of hunger for a dream. Brown’s belief in our responsibility for our own success at times suggests a Pygmalion complex. Some of what Brown says can be found in a slightly different arrangement in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Successful People ( LJ 3/15/90), Richard Gillett’s Change Your Mind, Change Your World ( LJ 7/92), and Gilbert Brim’s Ambition ( LJ 2/15/92). Having participated in four PBS specials, Brown may be familiar to many patrons. Public libraries should have this title in their self-help sections. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/92.
-Scott Johnson, Meridian Community Coll. Lib., Miss.
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