31. Quest, Inc.

Book Reviews / Thursday, August 30th, 2012

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Quest, Inc. by Justin Cohen for Tribute Books

A journey made in search of something or a long and difficult effort to do something are common definitions for a quest and that’s what this book is about.  When I was asked to review this book I was intrigued because I couldn’t see how anybody could make an interesting story about a bunch of personal development experts.  Boy was I wrong!

Robert Rivera is an obese, washed up weight loss coach.  He was the Flatten your Fat guy – six-pack stomach, trim and muscular. He made losing weight look easy.  Now, the fat is flattening him.  The story begins with Robert trying to commit suicide and being saved by an ex-colleague, Carter; after his wife leaving him and being evicted from his home.  Carter, realizing the desperate condition of  Robert, reunites the dynamic personal development team from the Living Well Campaign to guide him back to health mentally, physically, and financially – Jay, Alexia, and Mickey .  This leads to the five experts creating Quest, Inc.  Can five personal development coaches with their own problems steer their clients with various complexities on the road to a better life?  And for that matter, what is considered a better life?  Moreover, they must do it while being scrutinized by a dubious Huffington Post journalist, Victoria Holt.  “I’m Victoria
Holt and I believe it’s time to put all that self-help hype on trial. Let’s see if the gurus really can
change a life. Or not. With more than a bit of arm-twisting, I’ve convinced five leading personal
development experts to put their powers to the test.”(Quest, Inc. p.12)

I enjoyed reading this book because there was humor, a bit of mystery, and it was all framed up with a bit of interesting personal development psychology.  I can tell the book was written by someone who is a personal development expert because he goes through various concepts with the introduction of each new client at Quest, Inc.  I learned some things and found the book uplifting.  I also appreciated the mystery that runs through the story(will keep you reading) and that continues right to the end, which leaves us on a cliffhanger.  Can’t wait to read what happens in book two.  Although you know I’m not a fan of trilogies and series. 

I rate this book three and a half stars.  I’d recommend it to anyone who is interested in reading a book with a twist and that’s out of the ordinary.  Although I wouldn’t recommend it for those of you who don’t accept the philosophy of personal development coaches or life coaches.  You may find it too preachy.  It’s well worth the read though for its originality.  So, check it out!!!  Happy reading…..

Justin Cohen’s Bio:
Justin Cohen is the author of four books and seven audiobooks. He produced and hosted a television talk show in which he interviewed some of the world’s top experts on success. As a leading authority on personal development, with an honors degree in Psychology, Justin speaks, trains and writes in the fields of motivation, sales, service and leadership. Having spoken professionally for nearly fourteen years, Justin has presented in twelve different countries, and in virtually every industry, to an average of ten thousand people annually.

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Paperback & eBook
Publisher: Telemachus Press
Price: $9.99 paperback, $0.99 ebook
ISBN: 9781937387303
Pages: 284
Release: March 20, 2012

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