Book Review: Quest, Inc.


Quest Inc asks the question – Can You Buy a New Life?  Even after reading the book, I am not sure I can answer this question, but the book certainly makes you think about it.  It starts with Robert, who had the motto “flatten your fat” and was trying to help make America less obese.  Except that after getting recognition from the President he is now obese, losing his wife and home and not sure where to turn.
When he considers jumping off a building to commit suicide, he is reunited with Dr. Carter King, who was also recognized by the President on the campaign Robert was working on.
After helping Robert get back in to shape, Dr. King and the rest of the gang get back together and attempt to create a business to help transform people. Help you lose weight and get in to shape in 12 weeks, get off the streets, stop being racist, or how to not be nasty and become nice, etc.
Meanwhile, an investigative journalist is also following this new startup – Quest, Inc. and hoping that they fail so that she can write a great story exposing them for the frauds she believes that they are.
The group (I can’t decide if they are “the a-team” or “misfits”) quickly gets several clients and they all team up to help them in different aspects of their life.  Psychologically, Physically, Mentally… Some of the clients are obviously harder to help than others.  Some are there because it is their choice to make the change and others are there because their family or bosses want them to get help and change.
There are so many characters in this book, all with different personalities and quirks, I think that any reader would have no problem finding one (or more than one) that they can relate to.   I also liked how at the end, they met up with the journalist which led to them discussing the progress of everyone that they worked with throughout the book.  I thought that was a rather quick and simple way to catch not only the journalist but the readers up with what had happened with everyone without making the book longer than it needed to be to finish up their stories.  And the book was pretty short – only 174 pages, easy enough to read in 2 afternoons with it split up into 4 parts and each parts split up in to chapters.
Definitely recommended for anyone looking for a quick summer read! I am looking forward to the next!
I received a free e-book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are my own.
About the Book

The World’s #1 Personal Development Agency . . . has to prove it.

What if you brought together five top personal development experts—equipped with virtually everything we know about unleashing human potential—and gave them some lives to change? Could they really coach anyone to lose fifty pounds, fix a broken relationship, or get rich? What would they do for a homeless person, or a pro-golfer trailing at the back of her league? How about taking the racism out of a racist, or turning a hellish employee into a ray of sunshine?

Welcome to Quest, Inc. They say they can change your life. Now, as they’re followed by an investigative journalist from one of the world’s leading news publications, they have to prove it—or be damned as charlatans.

Based on real life peak performance and transformational strategies, you’ll see the highs and lows everyone faces on the road to self-realization—especially the experts. Get ready for breakthrough . . . or breakdown.

Excerpt Link (Chapter 1):

Justin Cohen’s Bio:

Justin Cohen is the author of four books and seven audiobooks. He produced and hosted a television talk show in which he interviewed some of the world’s top experts on success. As a leading authority on personal development, with an honors degree in Psychology, Justin speaks, trains and writes in the fields of motivation, sales, service and leadership. Having spoken professionally for nearly fourteen years, Justin has presented in twelve different countries, and in virtually every industry, to an average of ten thousand people annually.
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