True Success
Tom Morris, PH.D.

"This book is about the meaning of life. We all wonder about our lives and their meaning. As a Greek philosopher said, 'The unexamined life is not worth living.' This book examines life, its meaning, and its promises. Well worth reading. I highly recommend it."

The Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

According to Tom Morris, many of us approach life backward, paying the most attention to the least important things and the least attention to the most important. True Success, a wise and joyous book, helps us straighten out our thinking. It makes us understand that we must focus first our inner lives, if we are going to achieve true success, and that excellence is the cause of success, not the product.

Morris, a professor of philosophy at Notre Dame, the recipient of numerous teaching awards, and a speaker to businesses across the country, believes that if we can understand and internalize his "7 Cs of Success," our lives can take on the significance that we all desire.

Reading this book and comprehending its principles, we can frame a new conception of the meaning of life. We can begin to see that success -- properly understood in the light of genuine, personal excellence -- is within the reach of everyone, rich or poor, famous or obscure. We can begin to understand that our own personal excellence can generate a degree of happiness and success that up to now we have only dreamed about.

This wise book is filled with insight, humor, down-to-earth parables, and stories that challenge, motivate, and inspire. Tom Morris offers us a renaissance of excellence, values, and the possibility of achieving happiness in our time.

"He reaches deeply into matters of the human spirit, drawing attention to our 'innermost needs and values' and 'noblest tendencies and aspirations. Illustrating his teaching are many powerful, touching, and humorous stories we will identify with, learn from, and remember.

Tom Chappell
Cofounder and president, Tom's of Maine

A Grosset/Putnam Book
published by G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
a member of The Putnam Berkley Group, Inc.

This now rare first edition of True Success is available in an extremely limited supply, and at a cost of $200 a copy, signed by the author. It can be requested only through a personal email to Tom, sent to Please include in your request the reason a copy of this first edition is desired, and how it will be used. Requests will be considered, and notification of approved sales granted, in a timely manner, usually within 48 hours. We apologize in advance for any unavailability, and want to thank everyone who has expressed an interest in it.


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