We all want to lead a strong life-a life in which we have all that we want, including satisfying relationships and fulfilling working lives. Yet how do we achieve what often appears to be an impossible dream? Strong Life provides honest and practical advice about how to get what you want from life. Surprisingly (and refreshingly), this advice is often not what we have been conditioned to expect. In fact, sometimes getting what we want involves working less, saying goodbye to current relationships, and accepting changes that are forced upon us and do not appear to be pleasant or attractive. Why these sometimes counter-intuitive steps are necessary are revealed logically and sensibly in Strong Life.Strong Life is motivational book that fits into the genre of self-help/motivational books. It would also fit into the genre of business writing. It consists of twenty-six chapters. Each chapter is highly readable, being relatively short and thus easy to digest. Similarly, the style of language is simple and accessible. It is intelligent without being obscure. The tone of language is kind and helpful. Reading the book feels like listening to advice from a wise and kindly uncle while sharing a cup of hot tea.The main themes of Strong Life relate to how you can achieve your life goals. This advice involves topics such as not wasting your energy, using time efficiently and patiently, planning both what you want from life and how you will adapt to circumstances that are beyond your control or that are potentially negative. This advice is practical and illustrates its concepts through the author's personal experiences, along with moving and relatable anecdotes about people the author has known, particularly in his working life and travels. These stories make the manuscript highly engaging and personal and demonstrate the wisdom and logic behind the practical advice.Although the author offers very useful advice about how to improve situations in the workplace, there is also much advice about relationships, retirement (in the final chapter), and any personal goals that people want to set themselves. The author makes clear that the context for achieving these goals is that goals should be legal, ethical, and designed to help ourselves and other people to lead better and happier lives.What is particularly interesting about Strong Life is that the advice presented in it is not always what we would expect to read (such as advice to work less to be more productive), but this, along with its essential honesty, is what makes the book so fascinating to read.