All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek

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Years ago, Dave Marinaccio discovered that the solutions to all of life's problems could be found in the episodes of "Star Trek," the galaxy's greatest compendium of wisdom and experience. All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek proceeds from the great truth that every situation you will have to face in life has already been faced by Captain James Tiberius Kirk and the intrepid crew of the Starship Enterprise.

This is an inspiring collection of down-to-earth philosophy on subjects ranging from skydiving to decision making, from what to do about a beer belly to how to treat house-guests, from dealing with authority to making true friends. In this audio, Dave Marinaccio offers the key to leading a meaningful existence. Here are some of the life-enhancing lessons you will learn:
— Everyone has a role in life. Do your own job and the ship will function smoothly.
— If you can keep your head in a crisis, you've got a fighting chance.
— End every episode with a smile.

There is no better guide available for confronting the strange life-forms and alien civilizations we encounter every day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679434207
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/17/1994
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 4.41(w) x 7.04(h) x 0.83(d)

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Borg-mx5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Many of us of a certain age have based part of our personal philosophy on Star Trek. It was a show that not only had sci-fi and girls in really short dresses, it also had certain values on display. Sometimes clothed in cheap sets and ridiculous plot lines, but they were there none the less. This slim volume explores some meditations based on the TV show; and not just TOS.
ShortyBond on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a really fun read! While Marinaccio has a humanistic outlook in many places in the book, overall he has a great grasp of life and he does a wonderful job of portraying those lessons by applying them to a classic - Star Trek. The book is hilarious. I giggled all the way through it. I couldn't put it down. I would recommend it to anyone, just keep in mind if you're a Christian that a few of his outlooks aren't QUITE the Christian view point. But otherwise, great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very very funny book. One of the most enjoyable few hours I have spent in some time. It's clever, insightful and very human, f you like Star Trek you will love this book that's written in little segments so you can read it chunks --but I read it a almost all the way though as soon as I sat down. Five-stars.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Star Trek, OK? This should have been a really great book, since there are so many important lessons in the series. But Marinaccio completely misses many important lessons, in my opinion, and gets several other lessons mixed up, and generally dilutes whatever lessons remain to the point of vapidity with his self-indulgence and self-absorption. Sorry, Dave, but not everything in Star Trek relates to some insignificant detail of your small little life in a Marketing company. Not to mention that the book stops short. 'I think there's a new series called DS9 or something, I'll have to keep an eye on that.' Seriously, he says that. To me, watching the later series greatly expanded the 'lessons that needed to be learned'. I threw this book away in disgust after reading it. Really. Lierally threw it in the trash. It was that bad, and I didn't want to be embarrassed by having it sit on the shelf as my complete DVD collections of all the Star Trek TV series. Please do NOT buy this book. It's really HORRIBLY STUPID!