I bought this book on impulse at the airport, because for some reason I felt that none of the dozens of books on my Kindle would quite be good enough. It was kind of expensive, but I decided to splurge and give it a shot. After all, who doesn't want to design their own life?
Overall, I thought this was an interesting read, and went fairly quickly. The writers teach a class at Standford about this very thing, so they have some pretty good anecdotal evidence that their methods work.
They talk quite a bit about setting goals in a very specific way that is more than just 'get a job' or 'be happy'. There is definitely a lot to digest here, and I'm still working on designing my life, but there's some good, actionable steps here, as long as you don't have the wolf at the door and have the luxury of taking your time. It's not an instant fix or a miracle cure, but there is definitely an emphasis on making life a journey, rather than.a destination. That's something I can always get on board with.