UK and Alicia C. US who were the winners of the giveaway. Hi Sarah. Winners were picked and contacted this morning.
Laughed all day. The world we live in now is full of pieces of shit. I am selfish and greedy. Gregory cited three or four screenwriting teams that I was familiar with, two-man teams that were getting work and getting movies made. So when I went back to novels after that, I had a sound foundation in narrative structure—what makes a story work and what makes it not work.
Lol hoping it was me and maybe I missed it! Now in the pre divorce fallout with four grown up children I am wondering if I should break my vow and if this book should be the exception? This is very straight-talking, no-nonsense stuff. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.
I tear through a lot of motivational books on my way to and from work. Would you be willing to try another book from Sarah Knight? Why or why not? Her vocal presentation was magnificent. No audio pops. Clear speaking voice. But it'd have to be a substantial improvement in content. She's really perky. Like, she puts personality into her readings.
I appreciate that.
Any additional comments? I'd put this low, low on the list.
I'm in full support of independent authors You go Sarah! This book though failed to deliver within the first quarter of the book. It fizzled, and so did I. Profane common sense. I would love more like this one about getting things done when you don't think like the typicals. It's a snarky tone that keeps the info unboring. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Laughed all day. It makes me want to clean more and do the crappy stuff that is so annoying. You'll hate it if you cringe at cussing. She has no filter on and that's really hilarious if you have Asperger's or a dry sense of humor.
Although somewhat entertaining, the general premise of the book is that we should do important stuff first using to-do lists. Some of the anecdotes are fun, but then she randomly goes into social political commentary which was annoying.
This was more of a pep talk.. I did not learn anything new.. I must say that it was entertaining though. I loved it from start to finish and plan to listen to it again. Her voice was comforting, real and logical. I appreciate that she shared stories from her own life, which makes this book seem even more real. I did find some valuable takeaway lessons from this book, but overall, I just became annoying. I'm in a different place in my life I think, I am a parent and a business owner, I really wanted to love this book, but for me it just wasn't.
I picked up another book by Jen Sincero called "You Are a Badass" and that book has really resonated with me. Full of popculture references to rehash obvious explanations to very vague issues. If you're looking for a self help thing, stick to Untethered Soul. This woman is so out of touch with reality.
Her initial thoughts include explains how she was stuck at her corporate job being so miserable and making a plan to move to the Caribbean. So she sells her apartment in Brooklyn to fulfill her dream. Some people just struggle to get paid minimum wages and put food on the tables. I have zero sympathy. All of this is just in the first two chapters.
Profanity was not the issue. I have a elaborate and extensive profanity vocabulary. First off, I'm giving this book a generous two stars. The Alvin and the Chipmunks metaphor was both creative and effective. It comes in so many forms, but my favorites are short snippets that seem to wrap up so much in so little.
My poems are not long, and because of this, I never felt motivated to share them with anyone. Most are less than 10 words long, in fact.
I felt inadequate- a half-assed poet who couldn't take the time to write something more in-depth. I was immediately drawn to her poems for their length and surface-deep simplicity that runs so much deeper than first glance would suggest.
I saw a bit of my own poems in hers, and connected with her story of using words and writing to deal with traumas, depression, and life's trials and tribulations. I realized how much of a difference reading her poems and forging that connection made in me and my perspective of my writing, and knew that I had to share my own poems, if not for someone else, but for my own sake. These poems are old as my bones. Most of them hail from my hospitalization and recovery after. Some are from before I was even being treated for my eating disorder.