Official Review: You'll Do Anything for Him

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Official Review: You'll Do Anything for Him

Post by MarisaRose » 12 Jul 2017, 17:06

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "You'll Do Anything for Him" by Dr. Maureen E Hosier, Berta Hosier Conger.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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As the title suggests, You’ll Do Anything for Him: A New Relationship Perspective, describes a different approach to understanding personal relationships. In this book, authors Dr. Maureen Hosier and Berta Hosier Conger, focus on the childhood events that shape us into the people we are in our adult relationships. The true theme, however, is about understanding ‘your self’ and learning how to be in a two-person relationship where both partners’ needs and feelings are considered, rather than a one-person relationship in which only one partner is catered to.

Every detail in this book, down to the structure of sentences and the format of chapters, sections and paragraphs, is carefully considered and meaningful. The narrative is presented in the form of one sentence paragraphs. Though this may seem like a strange format, the simple paragraphs work to emphasize the authors’ ideas and empower their words. The negative space on the page makes the individual sentences standout and compels the reader to carefully consider every word.

At 70 pages, this is by no means a long book. But just as the smallest details are considered in this book, so is every word. The authors avoid long, complicated explanations by honing in on the basic, universal childhood experiences and relationships at the crux of their new perspective. Further, the content and advice presented in this book is easy to understand, and a wide audience will be able to identify with this perspective. The perspective and associated advice can easily translate to all genders and orientations. However, as the title suggests, the writing is rather exclusive; it is clear that the writers describe their ideas from a female point of view in a heterosexual relationship. However, the ideas presented are equally connected to other genders and types of relationships. Further, assumptions are made that the female partner is always the partner trying to seek validation from the male counterpart. The use of neutral wording would give this book more universal appeal.

The book is best suited for adults; a younger audience may have a hard time connecting with many of the ‘growing-up’ years since they are most likely too close or too attached to those ages and memories to consider them from this new perspective. Even those currently involved in a positive relationship will gain something from reading about this new perspective. The concepts in this book transcend good and bad relationships because the focus is really on understanding ‘your self’ and learning how to live as your authentic self.

As someone who is not usually excited by self-help books, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Although it is hard to come up with new ideas about age-old themes like relationships, You’ll Do Anything for Him is truly a unique approach to understanding the correlation between our pasts and our current relationships. Despite my hesitation about the limited perspective, the unique concepts, well-developed explanations, and meticulous attention to detail lead me to rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by hsimone » 13 Jul 2017, 14:29

I read this one, too, and felt pleasantly surprised as well. The authors did a great job in sharing their thoughts in a comprehensive and friendly way. There is another version of this book for the other sex. I believe it's the same material, just the pronouns are changed to reflect the other gender. Anyway, I agree with your assessment of this book, and I'm glad that you were able to enjoy this read! :)
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Post by kandscreeley » 13 Jul 2017, 14:42

I'm not really into self-help books. However, you never know when you'll find that little gem that just makes things click. Sounds like a good book, and the paragraph structure you mention intrigues me! Thanks for the review.
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Post by jeanneyangyong » 13 Jul 2017, 19:02

In this world we live in people show different ways how to love a person in different level. Love leads people to do anything and everything just the person we love most even if it cost our own life.

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Post by Mugoya Ernest » 14 Jul 2017, 01:38

Incredible, gives an impression that definitely will lead anyone to read the book

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Post by bookowlie » 14 Jul 2017, 10:00

Great review! I don't usually like self-help books, but this one sounds interesting. I like that it's not one of those books where an author will stretch out a few basic points into 300 pages.
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Post by MarisaRose » 14 Jul 2017, 16:18

hsimone wrote:I read this one, too, and felt pleasantly surprised as well. The authors did a great job in sharing their thoughts in a comprehensive and friendly way. There is another version of this book for the other sex. I believe it's the same material, just the pronouns are changed to reflect the other gender. Anyway, I agree with your assessment of this book, and I'm glad that you were able to enjoy this read! :)
After this was published, I saw the other book you refer to! I think it's great that the authors changed the pronouns, but I also think the same message could have been geared toward both partners, regardless of sex, in this book. Either way, it really was a surprisingly good and eye-opening read! Thanks for commenting!

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bookowlie wrote:Great review! I don't usually like self-help books, but this one sounds interesting. I like that it's not one of those books where an author will stretch out a few basic points into 300 pages.
I think that was one of my favorite aspects of the book! The authors made their point and moved on - no fluffy language added to pad the book length. Thanks for your comments :)
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Post by Mercy Bolo » 14 Jul 2017, 20:10

Great review. Since it is a short book, let me see what I can learn from it.
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Post by John Cand » 14 Jul 2017, 20:53

This sounds like a great self-help book. Thanks for the review.

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This sounds like a great self-help book. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Mtsweni Nelsy » 15 Jul 2017, 07:38

The book sounds interesting ...I definitely should read it sometimes!

Thanks for the review.

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Post by daddy kham » 18 Jul 2017, 02:09

So true

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Post by beatriceanyango » 18 Jul 2017, 06:01

great ,its true loving someone youcan do whatever you can to keep the person.thanks

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great ,its true loving someone you :) can do whatever you can to keep the person.thanks.

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great ,its true loving someone you :) can do whatever you can to keep the person.thanks.

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Post by raikyuu » 18 Jul 2017, 23:07

Curious. I'm not usually a fan of self-help books, but this review makes me consider to read this book. Thank you.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 19 Jul 2017, 09:23

I really like the review and the plot of the book. I am going to read this book now.
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Post by Ayokunle » 19 Jul 2017, 11:27

This is a great contribution no doubt. The place of mutual love in romantic relationships is given prominence in this work. There is also a considerable attention given to style and structure in this text. This for me is unusual as well as noteworthy.

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