This book asks the crucual question: What should I do with my life? The book is an exploration of how people transform their lives and a template for how we can answer this question. Author Po Bronson travelled the country to find individuals who have struggled to find their calling. He asksed: Is a career supposed to feel like a destiny? Should you make money first and then fund your dream? If I have a child, will my frustration over my work go away? Some examples of successful people in the book include: Pittsburgh lawyer who decided to become a trucker so he could savor the moment and be closer to his son, toner-cartridge queen of Chicago who realized that her relationships with men kept sabotaging her career choices and a chemistry professor who realized late in life that he would rather practice law.