Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Book Reviews | Non-Fiction

The sub-title to The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks is Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level. The premise of this book is that our biggest obstacle is the Upper Limit Problem, which basically means that we sabotage our own efforts because we feel unworthy or flawed or that we shouldn't outshine others. We set our own upper limit! The author asserts that when we stop limiting ourselves, we can have more love, abundance, and creativity. He also suggests that all time comes from ourselves and that we control the time, it doesn't control us - a restatement of making sure we take time to enjoy the moment. Honestly, I was not very impressed with this book or its recommendations. I read it in spurts because I did not find it overly engaging.

George & Barbara Bush: A Great American Love Story by (their granddaughter) Ellie LeBlond Sosa and (writer) Kelly Anne Chase. I saw this book at the library and picked it up because I previously enjoyed Barbara Bush's memoir and President George HW Bush's letters. I thought this book would offer additional insights into their lives through the eyes of their granddaughter. However, I really didn't find anything new; there were lots of quotes from Barbara's memoir and HW's letters with just a few short memories from Ellie. This was more a retelling of their life story rather than additional specific things that made it the "great American love story" ... probably because their life together was a great love story.

Have you read either of these books? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read either of these books. I saw an interview with G W Bush & his wife, after they left the White House. They also seemed like a very happy couple.


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