ABOUT THE BOOK
We think we know what is going on out there in the world and we think others are seeing what we see. Nothing could be further than the truth. We don't observe and experience the world. We observe and experience the world as we expect it to be. It is our expectations that lead us to judge a choice smart, an accomplishment meaningful, a connection trustworthy, and a life well-lived. In At War With Myself: How I Came To Terms With The One Thing That Changes Everything, Greg Lewin shares the personal journey that led him to discover that the way we see ourselves and the way others see us is also a matter of expectations.
"This book pulls you in with the author's life story, in which he shares the ups and downs of going from a tough high school to an elite university to a high-pressure career on Wall St. But the real payoff is in the second half of the book when he shows us how important it is to find people and institutions that we can trust if we want to get beyond the limits of our typical self-centered approaches to life. His ideas are compelling and original, just like his life story."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greg Lewin grew up in the racially divided town of Westbury, New York, in the volatile 1960's and early 1970's. His experiences profoundly shaped his life. He went on to manage the money of wealthy individuals and institutions for some of the elite institutions on Wall Street. During his time on Wall Street he went on to create one of the early and successful mentoring programs in New York City. His work was honored by President George H. W. Bush for his service to the community and he and his program were featured in the New York Times. His responsibilities serving those of great wealth and power as well as those with great needs created for him a toxic brew of ambition, guilt, frustration and anger that eventually led to depression and a dangerous heart condition. With the invaluable help of his unconventional advisors, he looked back at his life and discovered that central to all of his successes and failures was his relationship with trust. His book revisits his unique story and offers the reader insights that can change the direction of their lives.