As the quartine continues to go on, more and more of my evenings is taken up by reading. (Which I love.) With more time to read, means that I have more time to get to my goal of 50 books for the year and share more book reviews with you! So today, I am reviewing book 13/50 Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo.
Everything is figureoutable, is a self up book by Marie Forelo that is set to tell stories and challenge the reader to question, challenge, and change the realities within their own lives. She does this by telling the stories of her own life in which she "figures" out things, by other people who took the advice, and by asking the reader a series of questions to help them figure out things or at least a path within in their own lives.
I read Everything is figureoutable based on a recommendation from one of my former co-workers and decided to give it a shot. A self-help book is out of the norm for me, as I prefer fiction of all types, but this book overall was decent. I had a few issues with the book (not that you can debate facts of people's lives or latest what is presented as facts of their lives.) But some of it seemed so impossible and incredibly privileged. For example, Marie describes becoming a professional hip hop dancer despite never taking a formal dance class and learning most of her dancing from a hip hop dance fitness class. Granted, she took a crazy chance and it paid off, but how many people would that type of chance pay off for? It's inspiring, but as no means should other people necessarily try that for themselves, it may pay off for some, but for others, it's just going to be a bunch of heartbreak and disappointment. It makes me worry for people who a reading self-help books and taking her life to heart and thinking "me too" Cause it might not be me too. I am always one to say that everything is not for everybody and part of that is knowing what is for you.
I read this book on my Kindle, which prevented me from doing the exercises in the book. I do think that this is the type of book that is better as a physical copy to get the full effect, the inspiration and the effect that the exercises can have on you. So I can't comment on that. I did like that it did have these exercises in it though as I think that kind of stuff can be helpful for people. I did find this part and others interesting, in the way that Marie kind of talks down therapy, and psychotherapy techniques, considering that this whole book is full of therapy and psychotherapy techniques. But opinions.
So, overall, I will say that I think that this is a good book. Especially if you are into self-help or looking for some inspiration to go ahead in life and go big and go home.
Zuhri's Final Thoughts
Star Rating : 3 Stars!
Reading Scenario: A weekend, with a notebook, when you are waiting to be and waiting to feel inspiration to make a change and take charge of your life.
Book Club Recommendation: Yes. I think as far as self-help books go this is a good one for a book club. I think it would create a lot of discussion within a group.