The book Beginner’s Guide To Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff is a true story of how a quarter-life crisis led to adventure, freedom, and love on a tiny island in the Pacific. The book is divided into nine steps that guide readers through the process of giving up everything and moving to a South Pacific Island.
It provides readers with an insight into the life of the author, Alex Sheshunoff, who moved to a small island in the South Pacific and experienced a life-changing journey.
The book begins with Alex’s story of how he left his job and moved to a small island in the South Pacific. He describes the challenges he faced in adjusting to a new culture and environment, as well as the joys of discovering a new way of life.
He also shares his experiences of learning to live off the land and the importance of connecting with nature. Throughout the book, Alex emphasizes the importance of taking risks and embracing change.
The book also covers topics such as the importance of community, the power of friendship, and the beauty of the South Pacific Islands. Alex shares his experiences of living in a remote location and the unique challenges that come with it.
He also discusses the importance of being open to new experiences and the rewards that come with it.
The book ends with a list of useful takeaways for readers. These include: taking risks, embracing change, connecting with nature, building relationships, and appreciating the beauty of the South Pacific Islands.
By following the nine steps outlined in the book, readers can gain insight into the life of Alex Sheshunoff and learn how to make the most of their own journey to paradise.
What I Liked
This book has one paragraph that burst my sense of self and really stuck with me. So the author is discussing his day to day life in New York and he describes how he realized that he had become a “bundle of opinions” that he spent so much time and mental energy curating and shaping. That passage resonated with me – and it’s why I loved the rest of the story about his (very self-aware) travelogue. My rule of thumb is to never be a “bundle of opinions – do something instead.”
What I Did Not Like
Not a whole lot – it’s one of the few, few travel books where the author is part of the story, and very self-aware about the entire journey. It’s a fascinating story.