If your writing needs a infusion of zip, this book is for you!
The author has just the right balance between irreverence and adherence to the classic rules of writing. A fun listen!
I love that Melody has written this book from both the standpoint of someone who has been an addict and a codependent. She understands wholly what it means to walk in both sets of shoes and therefore is qualified to give honest advice. She makes it clear what codependency is, how it occurs and how to get over it and move the hell on with your life. Those willing to face themselves and do the work will benefit tremendously from reading this book!
Things I like
* The unique voices of five different quirky women
* Historical facts about the Congo and what happened there.
* The conversational tone the author uses when speaking as one of the characters. You feel as if you are sittiing there having a chat with one of them.
Things I don't like
* A little heavy for my tastes. It goes deep into Anti-American talk and Anti-Religion.
* A feeling that you get lost in the characters thoughts instead of the book moving forward.
* One sad things after the other. It needs more humor to be enjoyable, or at least not so many sad things.
I admire Cheryl for opening up and revealing the truth about herself in spite of the criticism that she must've known she'd face. I am in no way excusing the behavior that she shows early on in the book, however, it still takes an enormous feet of courage to tell the truth ten years later while writing about her journey.
We all have things we've done that we are not particularly proud of, but someone who can see themselves clearly to tell about it without turning away is a rare person indeed.
The courage and steely resolve she posses is so inspiring and makes her increasingly likable, even admirable as she makes her way down the pacific coast trail.
I highly recommend this book if you like a story of grit, determination and perseverance. Cheryl refuses to give up. You will feel like you are there with her lugging her back-breaking pack, losing toenails and finding the part of yourself that defies the stereotypes that others put on you.
Nathalie has a way of drawing you in and making you go so far as to rethink the ways in which you are moving through this world. Without even saying so she helps you pay attention, to be present. The depth of emotion she is able to express through writing about ordinary things and experiences is absolutely breathtaking. This, and all of Nathalie's books are a "must read" if you are looking for a book that takes you on an emotional journey up and down the hills of her life and when you are finished you feel liked you've learned something. That you are now a better person, better able to be present with the people in your life that you love.
This is a great book for us ladies to remember to treat guys with the love and respect that they deserve. Dr Laura gives it to us straight in this book. It's easy to think in terms of what we want from our men. Oftentimes we may not realize how selfish we are being.
This book brings to attention masculine needs and reminds us to take them into consideration. Listen and save your relationship.
The well developed characters
Lisabeth Salander turns out to be even more of a badass than I could have hoped for! This book also show her vulnerable side, which also makes me love her all the more!
Lisabeth Salander, he does a great girl voice for her!
About halfway through the story gains steam and becomes impossible to stop listening to!
I highly recommend and am excited to start the third book in the series!!!! I am bummed there won't be more in the series!
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