The Quest to Live is not just a memoir. The writings are in two parts the first part being the author's background and her near suicide, and the second part explains how we can truly change our thoughts. The changing of new thoughts for the reader becomes possible through the exercises that examine, and reflect on the readers' own mind and soul. The author has read many readings on how to change to positive thinking, and the need to change toward positive thinking. This book is different because the author uses examples from her own life to record the process of changing. This book represents the struggles of the process, and how to overcome them and live. Deep down she believes we all want to ""Live Our Best Life."" She is one of those people who now understand that living our best life starts where we are right here, and right now.