Robert Peter Recktenwalds’ New Book Takes a Utilitarian Look of Connecting with One’s Self

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A wider and deeper perspective on self-discovery presented in a provocative balanced way.

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Most people believe that they know themselves better than anyone in this world. But a lot of people are still strangers to themselves because not everyone is courageous enough to travel the path within to achieve a better self-understanding. For a person to have a well-lived life, it is important that he knows himself well.

Knowing Yourself written by Robert Peter Recktenwald takes an extended utilitarian look at the matter of connecting with one’s authentic self. Thoughtful, stimulating, and occasionally surprising, this enlightening book offers a wider and deeper perspective on self-discovery than normally encountered elsewhere, doing so in a provocative balanced way. It consists of 1,500 newer ideas, all of which probably have not quite been seen in print before.

Based in part on 15 years of research in philosophy, psychology, and comparative religion, and designed to entertain, encourage, enlighten, and constructively tease readers, this book strives to be the most intellectually action-packed and potentially useful small volume related to self-knowledge ever.

Among the many topics that were included in this book includes the development of character, the truth about oneself, self-image, self-deception, hiding from oneself, vanities and follies, self-centeredness, self-control, self-reliance, needs, realizations, clear thinking, and making the most of oneself.

Through this work, readers will rightfully be able to regard themselves with new-and-better more perceptive greater appreciation. Knowing Yourself is for self-improvers pleased with learning and with coming across occasional new insights.

This book was featured at the 2013 Texas Library Association Book Exhibit in Fort Worth, Texas last April 24 – 27, 2013 and at the New Jersey Library Association Book Exhibit in Atlantic City, N.J. last June 4 – 5, 2013.
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About the Author

Dr. Bob” Recktenwald received his Ph.D. from Brown University and has successfully taught at places of higher learning in North America and across Asia for over three decades. He has previously authored the book Listening Challenges in English (Tokyo: Newbury House/Shohakusha). He and his family live in southern Maine.
Knowing Yourself * by Robert Peter Recktenwald
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Publication Date: November 29, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 130 pages; 978-1-4797-5201-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 130 pages; 978-1-4797-5202-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-5203-4

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