The book, Live By Your Dreams, is such a good read; the first word that comes to my mind is quirky. The book is composed of 50 (give or take) short stories of people’s dreams. He has such a way with words; it’s a fun read for sure, but a head-scratch-er for sure if you are a dreamer. I have always been a dreamer, some good, some awful, some recurring, some so strange I am stunned, and on it goes. Also, the stories/chapters are short, and to the point, and the illustrations are fabulous as well (think Dr. Seuss on steroids). Who knew?
Each chapter is a different interview or unplanned encounter with real people in odd places that Arthur chats with and asks them to tell him about one of their dreams. Think deli counter, picnic in the park, public transportation, shopping mall, fast food joint, Chinese restaurant, you name it, he’s done it. What you take away from this is up to you, of course, but for me, it has settled a few things in my past that have been there far too long, as well as made me create a new future for myself – both challenges I never would have thought about had I not read his book. After I finished it the first time, one morning I woke up and said to myself: What would Arthur say? and I laughed out loud. True story.
— Karen Byrne