• Derek Partridge

THOUGHT-PROVOKING THOUGHTS ABOUT LIVING

ABOUT

“Thought-Provoking Thoughts About Living” has more than 500 epigrams about most aspects of life and living. Intended to cause profound soul-searching, you may agree one moment and be annoyed the next, by the deliberately thought-provoking views on everything from loving and sex… to religion, living with oneself and living with others. Derek has traveled to 75 countries, living and working in 8 of them, making him an interesting and unusual author.


CONTENTS

PREFACE… about the author
ORIGINS OF THE BOOK
1 PHILOSOV COCKTAIL
2 LIVING WITH ONESELF
3 LIVING WITH OTHERS
4 COMPETING IN LIFE
5 WOMEN AND LOVING
6 HOW THE “TWO HALVES” LIVE
7 AND MAN CREATED GOD IN HlS OWN IMAGE
8 ACTING… THE ILLUSION AND THE REALITY
9 FROM DIARY TO BOOK
AFTER WRITING THE BOOK
OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

READER REACTIONS and COMMENTS

I have learned much from your book. It was a pleasure for me to be included and it pleased me very much. Charles Schulz (creator of Peanuts), CA

As for your ‘bible’, it received comments from people in the Vatican, ranging from “interesting” and “revolutionary” to “some kind of nut”! Christine Slatford, P.A. to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rome

We return to it often, admire your courage and conviction… it’s like a bible. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cordell, London

I enjoyed your book enormously and found much in it to comfort me. I think your philosophy is fine.
Christina Foyle, owner of The World’s Largest Bookstore, Foyles of London

You have a mastery of language which conveys, without offence, ideas which might otherwise prove unpalatable. It will provide thought-provoking ideas for a long time. Bob Grimer, Customs Officer, London

I was delighted and astounded that the youngster whose company I enjoyed so much years ago, could produce such a profound and interesting piece of literature. I found much to encourage me and to help me when dealing with the younger generation. Major H. Pavitt, Education Welfare Officer, London

What peace and contentment your book could bring to millions, who are going through hell. I had lost my zest for living… until I read your book. Vickie Dutton, Singapore

The book is a delight, I find myself thinking you must be at least 100 years old, because of the wealth of experiences and feelings you have related. Hilary Wilson, Rhodesia (originally written when in my 20s and 30s)

I do not finish many books, but this was one I could not put down… I had to finish it. Rosario Taylor, CA

If I was going to cover life, that is what I would try to say. You have said it beautifully. I would like copies for each of my sons. Bernie Henry, OR

What an unusual and delightful book! I enjoyed it and your fine sense of humor so much. I would like copies for my children. Selma Burgunder, MD

It’s wonderful, fresh and full of uncensored thoughts, a lot of what everyone believes, but is afraid to say. It’s what every family should have on their bookshelf. Mrs. Georgene Cavalli, CA

You really did make me question the whole foundation of my life. I’m almost afraid to read it again… possibly because there is so much truth in it… Pam, teenager, Rhodesia

What an original spirit and wise commentator! It is so rare to find someone with such an independent view of life and living—and with such a graceful way to describe it. Anita Daniel, author, NYC

Those who fear the truth will try and shut you up. Keep on writing the truth, there are people who will listen. Catalina Ross, NYC

I wish to God there were more people who had your wisdom and outlook on life. Kingsley Elliott, London

It will make a lot of people think and that is an achievement worth the effort. Dolores Battigelli, Rome

REVIEWS (magazine and newspaper)

This delightful collection of more than 500 epigrams for living, plus observations of people and life around the world, will be a boon to those who are fed up with life, their job, the rat race, war, religious hypocrisy, injustice, suffering and loneliness. For those who love living, happiness, peace, freedom, justice, truth, knowledge and achievement, this is a book to keep and a book to give. Kingstons, Booksellers to the Nation in Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe

A delightfully refreshing book of thoughts and observations to savour. We thoroughly recommend it for you and your friends. Book Centre, Salisbury (now Harare), Rhodesia

Frank, profound and controversial… Derek is unafraid of controversy in his dealings with such delicate matters as love and religion… he offers much food for thought… although basically dealing in philosophy, it is well packaged in a veil of humour, making it highly readable. (An Illustrated Life Rhodesia cover story was The Controversial Derek Partridge!) Margaret Wasserfall, Look & Listen, Rhodesia’s TV Guide

It will have an irresistible appeal to all generations… contains something for everyone, either to apply to one’s own circumstances or with which to disagree. It makes enjoyable reading. D. L. Jordain, Rhodesian Financial Gazette

Derek covers a multitude of subjects from love, marriage, religion, sport and life itself. A refreshing view on life in general… recommended reading. Rhodesia Railways Magazine

Rare gems of wisdom and deep sincerity. The New Star

The thoughts, opinions and philosophies cover a multitude of subjects. Derek comes through with a clear message for those who are cynical and embittered with life. He shows that with the right attitudes, life can be worth living. A refreshing view on life – recommended reading. Book Review, Salisbury

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