Book Review: Puzzle of Fate by A. Reza Kamarei, Ph.D.

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About the Author

Dr. A. Reza Kamarei earned a BS from the College of Nutrition and Food Chemistry in Tehran, an MS in food technology from Tehran University, and an MS and PhD in food science and technology from the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at MIT.

He has contributed to a NASA-sponsored project at MIT for producing foods in space and held positions including vice president of bioprocessing operations at Angio Medical Corporation; leader of R&D department at Clintec Nutrition (Nestle-Baxter JV); and vice president of science & technology at Sabinsa Corporation.

Dr. Kamarei provides scientific consultation to food, nutraceutical, and dietary supplement corporations. He is an inventor and coinventor of numerous issued and pending US and international patents and the author of many papers.

Dr. Kamarei is the developer and founder of Dr. Reza GPS for Weight Loss, providing practical knowledge and tools to overweight individuals to personally manage their weight loss.

The Recommendation

Anyone who is interested in a book about fate and the factors that play into it will find this non-fiction work to be compelling and interesting.

The Review

It wasn't really the normal sort of book I like to read, but it was full of good information and managed to keep my attention throughout. I particularly liked the action steps and the fact that Chapter 10 was just a quiz for the reader to help drive home the ideas being presented earlier in the work.

I particularly enjoyed the concept of the unique summit and how this is different for each person. We are all on separate paths, and the trick is to find our own unique path, and I thought the work did a good job of driving home this idea.

Not my first pick of a book to read, but presented well enough that I think many people will get something valuable out of it.

The Rating


About the Book

Is your fate predetermined, or can you change it?

Written by a scientist and inventor with a PhD from MIT, Puzzle of Fate systematically fits together the myriad factors that build and shape the fate of any given person and provides a method for mapping the way to the best possible future—the Unique Summit.

Drawing on a wide range of disciplines to present a pioneering approach to self-discovery and self-improvement, Puzzle of Fate introduces the concept of the “House of Fate,” a configuration of six interconnected groups of factors that, taken together, encompass the whole of human experience. The unique, science-based conclusion of the book is that fate is the logical outcome of interactions between these six groups of factors.

Grouped into the factors that individuals have no control over, those that allow limited control, and the one with reasonable control, these aspects of life are explored in great detail. Readers are then invited to make the most challenging and potentially valuable examination of their lives.

Through awareness of the six groups of factors as well as the concepts of Happiness and Quality of Life, readers are ultimately encouraged to manage their fates and reach their Unique Summit.