Book Review: Puzzle of Fate

Today I will be reviewing Puzzle of Fate by A. Reza Kamarei, Ph.D.

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.


The author of this work does a very good job of making the topics that are being presented simple and easy to understand, and that is something I appreciate from a work like this. It is something that can be complex and convoluted, and usually that keeps it from being understandable by mainstream readers, but this work spent a lot of time defining topics and ideas.

One thing I found particularly interesting was in the second chapter when the discussion turned toward ideas about the factors that go into fate, and all of it wrapped up very well by the end of the book with some concrete action steps readers could take based on information in the work.

I will rate this book 4 out of 5 stars because even though it does a good job of presenting the information in an easy to understand fashion, it does get bogged down occasionally with too much explanation and unnecessary information. The information can be extremely valuable, and the writing style is clean and consistent, but it did have a few flaws throughout in regards to being concise.

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.

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