What is the strongest opinion you hold? What is the biggest lie you've ever told? What is the one thing you'd most like to change about the world? Who have you most feared in your life? What is the strongest craving you get? What have you lost that you would most like to retrieve? Where and when have you felt most uncomfortable being nude?
In , the bestselling authors of the If . . . series launch their signature format in a new direction: What and where are the limits that make each of us the personalities we are?
Five hundred thought-provoking questions, illustrated with compelling black-and-white photo-graphs, help you explore the world around you and relive your funniest, scariest, weirdest, greatest, and most indelible moments. Our answers to these queries reflect our priorities, define our limits, and probe the boundaries of who we truly are. Running the gamut from the worst boss to the most euphoric moment, these questions can help us discover more about ourselves, our friends, and our family members.
How large is your life? We are given so many opportunities to hear that question answered by others, famous people, people who do extraordinary things or to whom interesting things happen. Yet rarely do we ask it of ourselves, or even of the people we know well and love. But our so-called everyday lives are still full of remarkable experiences, challenges, and amazing or even courageous accomplishments, large and small. We wanted to write a book of questions to find out about them, to discover the edges of our lives, to ask about the outer and inner limits that we have already experienced, or have yet to find.What is the one thing you'd most like to change about the world?
What do you want most right now?
What are you most grateful for?
What was the warmest welcome you ever received?
What was the best thing about your youth?
What was the worst?
When and where have you felt most uncomfortable being nude?
Who is the most interesting person you've ever met?
What's the most imaginative thing you've ever done as an adult?
What is the least you've ever worn in public?
Excerpted from How Far Will You Go? by Evelyn McFarlane & James Saywell. Copyright © 1999 by Evelyn McFarlane and James Saywell. Excerpted by permission of Villard, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
About Evelyn McFarlane
Evelyn McFarlane was born in Brooklyn and grew up in San Diego. She received a degree in architecture from Cornell University and has worked in New York and Boston as an architect. She now lives in Florence, Italy. In addition to writing, she lectures on architecture for the Elderhostel programs and paints.
James Saywell was born in Canada and lived in Asia as a child. Besides questions, he designs buildings and furniture. He divides his time between the United States, Italy, and Hong Kong.