Hint: It's Not Plastics

In What Should I Do with My Life?, a writer finds inspiration in people who have it all figured out

SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE LUCK. One day a minor government functionary named Saul was on his way to Damascus when God leaned down and politely informed him that his purpose in life was to serve Jesus. Saul the Pharisee promptly fell off his horse and got up as Paul the Apostle. He had it easy--except for the falling-off-the-horse part--but for those of us who don't have the benefit of divine career counseling, now there's Po Bronson's What Should I Do with My Life? (Random House; 370 pages).

Bronson, 38, is a successful journalist and novelist best known for writing about...

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