Climbing Maya by Ken La Salle

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Publisher: Solstice Publishing Printer: Createspace Climbing Maya: An Exploration Into Success Who has not gone through a crisis? Who has not heard one door close just to see another open? What do we strive for and why? Why are some people driven to take care of the world and all its problems? What is success and what does it mean to be successful? What is it that we chase after, day after day, and inevitably judge the value of our lives against? Do the old answers of career and money really hold up? Those going through lay-offs, career changes, lifestyle adjustments such as having children, health crisis, or coming back from serving overseas and facing employment with handicaps (both emotionally or physically), and persons forced into early retirement will relate to this memoir. Faced with unemployment, the impending death of one friend and self-destruction of another, Ken La Salle begins his search for the meaning of success. It’s a search that explores why we still crave success that in the face of inevitable death could be nothing more than Maya, the illusion of life referenced in eastern myth. Through research, analysis and epiphanies from some very unlikely sources, he helps us push through all of our preconceived notions to a concept so few really understand - so that we can reach for the rope, grab it, hold on tight, and pull ourselves up. This is a book that will be shared, given, and pondered for lifetimes and beyond. Yes, it is all true. This is his story.

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Author and playwright, Ken La Salle's passion is intense humor, meaningful drama, and finding answers to the questions that define our lives. Ken La Salle grew up in Santa Ana, California and has remained in the surrounding area his entire life. He was raised with strong, blue collar roots, which have given him a progressive and environmentalist view. As a result, you'll find many of his stories touching those areas both geographically and philosophically. His plays have been seen in theaters across the country and you can find a growing number of books available online. Find out more about Ken on his website at
Published May 25, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 344 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, History, Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Jeanie Loiacono 24 Apr 2013

What is success? This the main question in this book. I have figured it out via Ken La Salle. It is what you make it. Simple. Some think they are successful being debt free, others by being in deb...

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