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The word is in. Here's some of what people are saying about their experience of reading On Purpose.

"WRITING THIS BOOK HAS GIVEN VIC STRECHER A POWERFUL SENSE OF MEANING. READING IT MAY DO THE SAME FOR YOU. IT DID FOR ME. THE LIGHT DRIVES OUT THE DARKNESS AND WE CAN EXPERIENCE OUR WORLD ANEW, FILLED WITH PLEASURE, JOY, AND MEANING."

– Dean Ornish, M.D.

"Stunningly brilliant integration of creative storytelling and scientific research. Vic has courageously mined an unthinkable personal tragedy to illustrate powerful insights into the meaning of life, death, suffering and most importantly, personal growth and well being. This is a must read for anyone seeking more depth and meaning in life. It is provocative, authentic, and deeply moving."

– Jim Loehr, co-founder, Human Performance Institute and author of The Power of Story and The Only Way to Win

"A beautifully drawn story of the rediscovery of life. Julia's gift to Vic is both deeply personal and universally human."

– Steve W. Cole, Vice President, Research & Development, HopeLab

"On Purpose is unique. It looks like a big comic book to me, but it describes concepts that took me decades to understand, and it presents them in the context of a true story that touched my heart."

– Michael P. O'Donnell, Editor in Chief, American Journal of Health Promotion

"This book is at least three amazing, unprecedented things at once: It is a heartfelt and moving story, told in a wholly new and captivating way. It is the first and best distillation of this powerful new science of purpose, giving new authority and clarity to an important new discipline. And it launches a new movement in personal potential, giving each of us new ways to pursue our lives. There's nobody on earth who could pull something like this off, except for Vic Strecher."

– Thomas Goetz, author of The Decision Tree and The Remedy and former Executive Editor, Wired

"This work is a gift for us all to savor. I found myself coming back to it again and again, each time digesting new layers and richness. In new ways an old story reemerges...we see our own souls through Vic's eyes, and through them, his spirit and humanity. Read and re-read this book...enjoy its revelations and be transformed."

– David B. Abrams, Executive Director, The Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies. Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

"How refreshing to have spiritual truths and helpful life lessons delivered in a graphic novel! The artistry of On Purpose--both written and drawn--are beautiful and profound."

-Elizabeth Lesser, author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and co-founder of the Omega Institute