When I began this book, I was expecting a good non-fiction read–one that might inspire me to live more meaningfully and happily. I think I found what I was looking for, and more. The author does a lovely job of writing about how her intention to live with an attitude of gratitude helped her feel more fulfilled in her marriage, her friendships, and her career.
Even if you are perfectly happy with the life you are leading, this book would be a good one to keep on your radar as a potential read. I wouldn’t say that I am any more unsatisfied than the first person that pops into my mind, but I still felt like I took away a lot of inspiration from this book. This would be a perfect book to read to inspire you at the end of the year, as a boost for your New Year’s Resolutions, so don’t feel bad if you aren’t able to read it until then.
If you read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, this book is a great one to remind you of the ways one person can change their life, just by making little changes over a span of time. This is a book I would highly encourage everyone to consider reading at some point.
Review of Advance Reader Copy
Profanity/Language: 2 mild obscenities; 1 anatomical term; 1 F-Word derivative.
Violence/Gore: A car crash is mentioned to have occurred, bloody wounds mentioned; a man is said to be lucky to be alive after a car crash that could have been deadly; dire circumstances in other countries are briefly described.
Sex/Nudity: A woman is referred to as “hot”; a man is mentioned to have cheated on his wife; a husband smooches his wife on the cheek; a husband and wife kiss on the lips; a woman observes that women are walking topless in public.
Mature Subject Matter:
Cancer, divorce, suicidal thoughts, poverty, bullying.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adults drink champagne; drug use is mentioned among adults; an adult is mentioned to turn to drugs and alcohol; adults drink scotch and wine; good wine is referred to; drunk driving is mentioned to occur.