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How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life by Jeffrey Marsh: Review and Giveaway!

Monday, September 19, 2016
This book is about how to finally give up on feeling bad about ourselves and discover the best person we can be.

An interactive experience, How to Be You invites you to make the book your own through activities such as coloring in charts, answering questions about how you do the things you do, and discovering patterns in your lives that may be holding you back. Through Jeffrey's own story of "growing up fabulous in a small farming town"--along with the stories of hero/ines who have transcended the stereotypes of race, age, and gender--you will discover that you are not alone, can deepen your relationship with yourself, and find the courage to take a leap that will change your life.

Goodreads Summary

I am never sure about self-help books. I have picked a few up and didn't necessarily think the advice was something different than what I had already thought of. However, Jeffrey Marsh's book is interactive and fun! I loved the coloring and I have always enjoyed answering questions. Some parts of the book didn't necessarily apply to me, but I found them interesting anyway. There were scattered pictures/art throughout the book that I found cute and vibrant. I always appreciate other peoples' stories because I find the best advice comes from those who have already lived through the mistake. This book is not aimed at any particular audience; I felt like I could have been significantly older or younger and still enjoyed reading through it and participating in the activities. The author remained so upbeat and positive throughout the book that even during a particularly intense worry it was distracting. It was also pointed out to me by the publisher that the author only uses gender neutral pronouns. 

4 Stars


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  1. I do read self-help articles and books, especially ones that help me with insight into my kids' behavior and emotions. I also read ones for me on organization, motivation, spirituality, and writing. dhammelef(at)yahoo(dot)com