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Having the Time of Your Life

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Having the Time of Your Life

by Allen Klein
Foreword by Loretta Laroche
Paperback, 180 pages
Viva Editions

Book Summary

The big questions come to us at different times. Whether just starting college, about to have a first child, or considering a new house or job, at some point we’ve all asked, "Why am I here? What is life? What am I doing?"

In Having the Time of Your Life, Allen Klein helps us come to terms with these questions and have a few laughs along the way. He has collected 500 inspiring and uplifting quotations on the endlessly fascinating subject of life itself. From Lily Tomlin to Abraham Lincoln, the people quoted in this book have perspective to offer everyone, no matter which of life's many roads they may be traversing.

Don't let the heavy questions weigh you down! With selections covering topics ranging from finding forgiveness to making music, this book offers a healthy dose of the motivation and levity we all need.


"I love what Allen Klein does and I know you will too. So pull up a comfortable chair, get a plate of ice cream and a copy of this thought-provoking book, and get ready for some really juicy reading and juicy living."

- Lorette LaRoche, PBS celebrity and author of Life is Short, Wear Your Party Pants


"Allen Klein has produced another little gem of a gift book by artfully compiling 500 quotations from a widely diverse group of people. His theme this time is life itself. He began with the question "What is life?”. He admits in the Introduction that he didn’t find a definitive answer but did find a funny, profound, and insightful collection of ideas about what it might be."

- Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight


"Positive and uplifting and most definitely worth reading."

- The Self Improvement Blog



You only live once-but if you work it right, once is enough.

Joe E. Lewis

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.

Christopher Isherwood

My Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump

Life is so precious. Please, please, let’s love one another, live each day, reach out to
each other, be kind to each other.

Julia Roberts 

If you want my final opinion on the mystery of life and all that, I can give it to you in a nutshell. The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.

Peter De Vries

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.

Robert Byrne  

Who knows why we're here? No one knows.
You can say you do, but you can't.
All you can say is what I said. It aint over 'til it's over. And that's all.

Yogi Berra  

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.

Rita Mae Brown  

Our lives are like an exploding skyrocket - the kind you might use in a 4th of July nighttime fireworks display. Inside the rocket are elements that burst into brilliant, cascading colors, illuminating the darkness, attracting the 'oohs" and "ahs" of people. Like the rocket you have something inside you, that's there to get out, to explode.

Cy Eberhart  

We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have—and not worrying about what we don’t have.

Ken Keyes, Jr. 

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