Book Review: You are a Badass

You Are A Badass Book Cover by Jen SinceroJen Sincero's, "You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life," screamed SHARE once I began seeing the results of her message on my life.
 
Do you ever notice how some things keep showing up in multiple, unsought ways? That is what happened with this book. I remember when it was published and got a lot of good hype, but I just never got around to reading it. In the last few months, I encountered this book threes time on visits to book stores, saw numerous quotes from it on Instagram, and then heard it referenced in a podcast I randomly - or maybe not so randomly - listened to.
 
The message was loud and clear... Read this book! That is my message to you if you are lagging, wondering, self-doubting, or any of those other "evil step-sister thoughts in your head that hold you back." Get thee to the library for free or buy it to learn how to let go and grow into who you are meant to be.

So you thought this post was going to be more like a book report? Nope. I'm just passing along a good thing that has helped me put some issues to rest that I couldn't reconcile and others that I wouldn't recognize. I hope it will do the same for you.

Jen Sincero covers a lot of ground on ultimately living your best life with clear, concise, and full-on-badassery-butt-kicking observations and guidance to get your buttocks into gear.

If you're serious about changing your life, you'll find a way. If you're not, you'll find an excuse. ~ Jen Sincero

Get it, read it, and get going with the life you want. There is no time like today!

 

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Book Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl: The Novel book coverIf you haven't yet had the chance to pick up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, now is the time to find yourself a copy. Besides being a great summer beach read, the film adaptation is decent BUT you'll want to read it prior to seeing the movie. If you are an avid reader, you might agree that most books don't translate well over to film because so much of the character development and plot nuance is lost.

In order to avoid revealing the intense story, I am being purposely vague regarding the content. Instead, I will share my experience and impressions of this best seller as each of the three sections unfolded. 

Part One: All I kept thinking was that I was reading a thinly veiled version of the true Scott and Laci Peterson murder case. In fact, at the end of the first section, I abandoned the book. It was curiosity about it's popularity that made me pick it up again. 

Part Two: As the story unfolded, immediately I was glad I gave this book a second chance. Gillian Flynn hooks the reader with a plot twist few will see coming. From that point on, it's hard to put it down. That's all I'll say on this part, other than, "Keep reading!".

Part Three: The dissection and exploration of relationships, love, marraige, friendship, and selfishness, as well as selfelessness, through events and subtext that the author explores gets very deep. She writes it in a way that is both subtle and profoundly authentic (if you are or have ever been married, you are sure to see yourself and your relationship reflected in bits and pieces of the text and dialogue). It is this part of the book where I am skeptical of it every translating authentically to film; plus, I was surprised by the casting of Rosamund Pike in the role of the main character (I had Michelle Williams in mind). 

So if you missed this best seller, get going on "Gone Girl" this summer, and don't talk to anyone about it until you've read it! Enjoy.

BONUS: If you like Gillian Flynn's writing, and perhaps, like millions of others have already devoured "Gone Girl," check out her first novel, Sharp Objects. It is also a good read, but be warned, the subject matter can be a bit disturbing. 

 

 

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