This Is Not the Life I Ordered 50 Ways to Keep Your Head



10 thoughts on “This Is Not the Life I Ordered 50 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down

  1. Inder Inder says:

    This is such an amazing idea the accounts of four women who have been to hell and back and lived to tell the tale But somehow they took real substance and made it glib and shallow and worthless You can't even get a self help book about dealing with trauma today without coming face to face with our society's denial of any real trauma or pain This book reads like Wow pain is great because it makes you a better person Um do you think it could be complicated than that? You'd think that a crowd of women who have lost loved ones to disease and accidents and faced death themselves would know better


  2. Lain Lain says:

    I had high hopes for this book but it didn't really deliver There are some powerful women behind it with some fantastic experience but the disjointed aspect of the book wasn't compelling to me I couldn't really attach to any one author I uit reading about a third of the way through My suggestion would be to pull all the WIT parts out of the book and put them in a separate section or a completely separate book


  3. Susan Susan says:

    On the cheap rack at Home Goodsthe optimist in me keeps reading these sort of books while the pessimist in me makes fun of me


  4. Jacque B Jacque B says:

    Wonderful and inspiring I like knowing I'm not the one one going through tough times


  5. Kristin Kristin says:

    I wish I could give this book 25 stars This book was completely underwhelming as a self help book It had no sense of direction It was not obvious to me what lesson I was supposed to be learning in each chapter The book gave little to no practical advice It was simply a book of anecdotes Essentially saying Here are all these women who have overcome You can do it too But we won't tell you how you'll just have to figure that out yourself For some reason each mini section within the chapter was set off by two uotes which I found strange and distracting And I love uotes but they weren't used effectively in this bookIf you are going to buy this book to read I suggest skipping all of it except chapter 5 Chapter 5 was the only time in the book that my mind felt like it was getting practical information The rest is purely anecdotal and not all that useful I would NOT recommend this book


  6. Laurie Laurie says:

    I liked the title and have on occasion found self help books uite useful However this was not particularly helpful The women portrayed were all super achievers which is an admirable trait who went through some serious trauma But I felt as did a couple of other reviewers that the book made the trauma seem so glib Additionally I don't see that this book would be that helpful for the average person not a super achiever In fact if you feel that you're not accomplishing enough in your life this book could possibly accentuate that feeling ie Look what these women went through and yet not only did they come through it they even became or remained super successful What's wrong with me? The homework assignments were a nice touch though and I still recall the one about writing down all of the positive things in your life Helps you to put things in perspective


  7. Nicole Nicole says:

    Some good stuff here mostly little gems of uotes Written from the perspectives of four different highly successful women it's billed as an inspirational book I found it a bit tedious The extreme examples used are not everywoman's journey so it made it difficult to relate to everyday life Lots of name dropping too which bugged me Like I said some good uotes but it also broke up the flow of the actual read for me so it was distracting than complimentary A uick read nonetheless and some things in there that I think we need to be reminded of often than not Just wasn't all that profound for me


  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    Read this book for my Book Club The only reason I even finished it was because it was the first book we voted on I was not present for the vote This book is completely unrealistic for the typical person even though it says a single mom working two fast food jobs can put the ideas to use Sorry Deb but I highly doubt that this fictitious single mom has a lawyer accountant psychologist etc in her Rolodex just waiting to offer her free advice Heck she probably doesn't even have a Rolodex Just too out there to be useful for the regular Jane


  9. Felicia Risolo Felicia Risolo says:

    The format the structure of this book is SO poorly done There were 1 2 inspirational uotes that were in the middle of each page that made it very distracting to read everything else around it There were also subchapters in each chapter that really just made no sense Honestly the only decent thing I got from this book was the WIT Journal uestions at the end of each chapter Everything else I would skip


  10. Cory Cory says:

    This was an odd one When I started I truly thought it had been written in the 80's due to the design of the book Something about the cartoon y illustrations and the uotes thrown in every 12 to one page At any rate I think this would have been a much better book if they had stuck to telling their own stories Or if there hadn't been so much repetition Or if their advice had had some heft to it


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