I have a tendency to read quite a few books. About two years ago, I read Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. Well, he’s recently released another book, entitled A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. The book is subtitled, quite accurately, as “What I learned while editing my life”. This story is simply that. It is about the life lessons that Donald Miller picked up through the process of editing Blue Like Jazz into a screenplay.
As you can imagine, it might be somewhat awkward to edit a non-fiction book you wrote about your life experiences into a fictional movie. When confronted with the fact that, despite how good of a book Blue Like Jazz is, it simply cannot be directly converted into a movie without some major changes, the author is confronted with the fact that his life was boring. He was living a boring story. Through the experience of editing his life as shown in Blue Like Jazz into a better story, he learns that he needs to live a better story in his real life.
I cannot say how fantastic I think this book was. I really enjoyed Blue Like Jazz but I love A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. I give it a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.