The plot is so intriguing. Jeff Winston dies and then goes back in time to relive his last 25 years but with all his memories intact. Winston does all the things I would do if I were him. That is; bet on sporting events, which I already know the outcome and play the stock market for stocks, that I already know made a fortune. With his overall confidence he easily woos the women. However, the same confidence and inflated ego proves to be a turnoff to the woman who was originally his wife. Everything Winston does, cannot prevent him from dieing again from the same heart attack on the same day and then being reborn again. He then has another chance to make new choices in the same lifetime.
The idea for this book seems to have been copied by the movie Ground Hog day, but that was a more comical version and certainly did not cover the depth of the human soul that this book has. In Winston's first go-around he fathers a daughter whom he adores to no end. His soul is virtually ripped apart that he realizes that when he is reborn, his daughter's existence is literally wiped out.
In one of Winston's lives he decides to stick it out and go through 4 years of College again. I am sure that most people in their 40's would be terrified of having to put in the mental effort involved in going through 4 years of things they have already learned and forgotten, especially knowing that some subjects will be worthless to their life's endeavors.
Winston has to decide with each life whether or not he wishes to start over in relationships with women he already had long relationships with.
The author has done a marvelous job of having Winston do his own self-analysis. As a reader we cannot decide if Winston is blessed or cursed.
Once you get through the first 25 pages of this book it is virtually impossible to put down. I am very surprised that it is not already a movie. I highly recommend that you don't miss this one!
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