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Testimonials for My Book, “Sixty Seconds”

November 11, 2008

Perhaps the most rewarding part of writing Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything has been receiving so many wonderful e-mails from people all over the world. I have been taken aback, in a good way, by the enthusiasm and gratitude of so many readers. Receiving this feedback has been both gratifying and humbling.

I hesitated before posting these testimonials—many of which were posted on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com—because I’m not comfortable tooting my own horn. But then I realized that it wasn’t about me and that if I were a fan of the book, Id like to know what other readers had to say about it.

So here are excerpts from the wonderful e-mails and reviews I’ve received. My thanks to everyone who has read and enjoyed the book.


I’m serious Phil, I need to put the book down after every chapter and catch my breath—such powerful stories!
Mark Lovett, San Diego, California

Phil, I just wanted to let you know that every time I turn around, my nine-year-old daughter has her nose buried in “Sixty Seconds.” She loves it!
Lauren Rosenfeld, Asheville, North Carolina

I really enjoyed reading this book–the triumphs over the body, the emotions that each story touched made me laugh, cry and feel the sweetness of the heart and soul. These kind of stories give me courage and remind me of faith, like in the life-after-death stories, and of those hard decisions you make in life that only intuition can guide you, like in Echo Bodine’s story. It makes me believe in my fellow men.
Nicole Manley, Stratford, Ontario

Phil Bolsta has a collection of personal triumphs here … each one unique and soul inspiring. If you’re ever down in the dumps, take this out and be encouraged again. Re-read and rejoice!
M.L. Moore, Santa Monica, California

PHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS IS ME SHOUTING FROM THE ROOFTOP HOW AMAZING YOUR BOOK IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am so blown away. I feel compelled to buy it for everyone I know. 

When I closed it I felt like it had hugged me. It’s especially amazing that I read it at this point in time, when I have begun going to the Buddhist Center and getting my life aligned. Everything felt familiar. It’s like another sangha in there.

I am so so so grateful that I ran into you on Twitter. I still am trying to wrap my head around all this magic.

Your fan for life,
Rachel Bird, Costa Mesa, California

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