2 out of 4 stars
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And Then I Met Margaret is a Self-Help novel written by Rob White. This book contains life lessons meant to provide a sense of inspiration and motivation. Despite the nature of the book, it was humorous and painted a detailed picture of the author’s own experiences through life.
When I first saw this book, before reading the synopsis, I thought it was going to be a Romance novel, which is why I initially became interested. After I read the description and learned that it was, in fact, a book containing essential moments for the author, I decided to read it anyways. I enjoy philosophy, and the mention of gurus tickled me. This is an ideal book for those seeking motivation and inspiration in their lives.
Beginning in his childhood years, we are taken on a journey into his adulthood. Each chapter, a short story about certain times in the author’s life where he initially believed something but learned a deeper truth. Through good times and bad, the author keeps the readers' attention by painting detailed mental images. I have not found many Self-Help books that read like a collection of short stories, so I thought it interesting that the author chose to connect with his readers in that manner.
There wasn’t much I didn’t like about the book. It was inspiring and motivational. I think there is a chapter or two in there that any person can relate to in one way or another. I found myself relating particularly to Chapter Nine. That particular chapter talks about settling for less and never attaining our dreams out of fear of being judged. The reason this chapter struck me was that I myself am guilty of willingly falling short due to anxiety. The problems I did have, though, were that the author initially mentioned gurus but then after the first few chapters we really don’t hear any more about them and their role, to begin with, is not a big one. Despite there being a handful of errors, the book was pretty well written, and easy to follow. The chapters are kept short, and I had no problem following along.
I rate And Then I Met Margaret by Rob White a 2 out of 4 stars. Despite the fact that I did enjoy the book and its contents, there were things that really left me feeling disappointed. With that said I would recommend this book to anybody wanting or needing to be motivated and inspired.
And Then I Met Margaret
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