A million miles in a thousand years: what I learned while editing my life

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After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative.

Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

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table_of_contents Part I: Exposition -- Random scenes -- It's improv -- A million miles in a thousand years -- It's all about the story -- Your real life is boring -- Flesh and soul better -- My uncle's funeral and a wedding -- Going to see the guru -- The basic elements of a meaningful life -- How Jason saved his family -- Part II: A character -- Writing the world -- Imperfect is perfect -- The point of life is transformation -- Story application in leadership -- A character is what he does -- A character must save the cat -- A good character listens to his writer -- Something on the page -- Part III: A character who wants something -- How to make yourself change -- An inciting incident -- Facing the resistance -- A good story, hijacked -- Walking among the ruins -- Meeting Bob -- Part IV: A character who wants something and overcomes conflict -- The thing about a crossing -- It's the pain that binds us -- A tree in a story about a forest -- The reason God hasn't fixed you yet -- Great stories have memorable scenes -- Part V: A character who wants something and overcomes conflict to get it -- The beauty of a tragedy -- No one gets to watch the parade -- Snow falling in Delaware -- Telling a story demands courage.
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title A million miles in a thousand years : what I learned while editing my life
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title_sort million miles in a thousand years what i learned while editing my life
title_sub what I learned while editing my life