Review by Mjgarrison -- And Then I Met Margaret

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Review by Mjgarrison -- And Then I Met Margaret

Post by Mjgarrison » 25 Jan 2018, 13:34

[Following is a volunteer review of "And Then I Met Margaret" by Rob White.]
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Then I Met Margaret was a meticulously selected set of short stories from the author’s life. Each individual story contained an ordinary person or instance that had a profound effect on his life. Starting out in a small town when he was a little boy, the stories continued to follow him through college and his various job endeavors. Ranging from small life situations like sitting in a soda shop to adventurous stories like running with the bulls, they all had an immense impact on his life. Following every story, he revealed what he previously thought and how his thinking had changed due to the encounter he experienced. Although he visited professional gurus, his life changing moments always transpired from the ordinary people he met.

I was impressed by the way the author used all of his experiences to shape the man he became. Never once did he portray that maybe the lesson wasn’t meant for him. Even when he lost over a million dollars, he accepted his loss as a lesson. His ability to always pass on the lessons that impacted his life was equally impressive. He used every opportunity he experienced to share the lessons he learned, finding out in most cases, that the other person needed the lesson as desperately as he had. Furthermore, I anticipate that this book will help numerous people to examine their lives and strive to better themselves, as well as help them boost their self esteem.

The title is a little misleading, as it might lead you to believe you are about to experience a life changing romance with him, which is definitely not the case. Additionally, I believe his wife was not mentioned enough, as she was probably an enormous part of his life. With exception of these two thoughts, I absolutely loved this book and how the author completely laid his life out there for us to learn from.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. My rating is a result of the excellent quality, how effortless it was to follow, and the abundance of experiences it provided to help us better our lives. In my opinion, the author did a wonderful job describing his life through his various stories. Consequently, I never found myself uninterested in any of them and was always eager to find out what he learned next.

I recommend this book to anyone who can have an open mind and is willing to examine their own lives and decisions. Reading this book has led me to re-examine past choices I was previously content with. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did, and try to find something in it that will help you excel as you move forward in life.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 03 Feb 2018, 19:49

Mjgarrison wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 13:34

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. My rating is a result of the excellent quality, how effortless it was to follow, and the abundance of experiences it provided to help us better our lives. In my opinion, the author did a wonderful job describing his life through his various stories. Consequently, I never found myself uninterested in any of them and was always eager to find out what he learned next.
I enjoyed your review. It sounds like you got some great stuff from the book. I didn't like it quite as much as you did, but I appreciated the writing style and many of the stories. Check out my review if you like. Thanks.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams

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Post by BookishCreature » 03 Feb 2018, 23:26

Thanks for this well-written review! I agree that there's a lot to learn from it. :)

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Post by Hildah Mose » 04 Feb 2018, 09:47

Your review is great. I agree with you about the many lessons one can learn from it. Check out my review on the same as well. Thanks

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Post by Mjgarrison » 04 Feb 2018, 09:55

Eva Darrington wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 19:49
Mjgarrison wrote:
25 Jan 2018, 13:34

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. My rating is a result of the excellent quality, how effortless it was to follow, and the abundance of experiences it provided to help us better our lives. In my opinion, the author did a wonderful job describing his life through his various stories. Consequently, I never found myself uninterested in any of them and was always eager to find out what he learned next.
I enjoyed your review. It sounds like you got some great stuff from the book. I didn't like it quite as much as you did, but I appreciated the writing style and many of the stories. Check out my review if you like. Thanks.
I'm glad you enjoyed my review, I will definitely check out yours.

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Post by Kylevx » 04 Feb 2018, 10:06

Keeping things simple.. I love the stories.. Fabulous work

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Post by Mjgarrison » 04 Feb 2018, 10:14

BookishCreature wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 23:26
Thanks for this well-written review! I agree that there's a lot to learn from it. :)
You're welcome, I hope you enjoyed it.

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Post by Mjgarrison » 04 Feb 2018, 10:30

Hildah Mose wrote:
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Your review is great. I agree with you about the many lessons one can learn from it. Check out my review on the same as well. Thanks
I'm glad you liked it. I tried to check out yours but I couldn't seem to find it. Maybe you can send me a link.

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Post by kdstrack » 05 Feb 2018, 21:24

Great review. I like how you mention the professional gurus in contrast with the everyday people. Funny you should mention that the title made you think of a romance with Margaret. Many others have said the same thing. Nice job. Thanks.

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Post by Mjgarrison » 06 Feb 2018, 09:52

kdstrack wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 21:24
Great review. I like how you mention the professional gurus in contrast with the everyday people. Funny you should mention that the title made you think of a romance with Margaret. Many others have said the same thing. Nice job. Thanks.
You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it.

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Post by AbbyGNelson » 06 Feb 2018, 13:13

I have a hard time with books like this. I think the lessons he learned are great for him, but it is so hard to relate that to others. How many people even have the opportunity to lose a million dollars. That's crazy!

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Post by Mjgarrison » 06 Feb 2018, 13:14

AbbyGNelson wrote:
06 Feb 2018, 13:13
I have a hard time with books like this. I think the lessons he learned are great for him, but it is so hard to relate that to others. How many people even have the opportunity to lose a million dollars. That's crazy!
Very true, I could relate to some of them, but some definitely not.

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Post by E G Suth » 07 Feb 2018, 15:40

Loved how inspired you felt after reading it, which really came across well in your review. I would be interested in what you think about my review as I have some differing options. However great review :tiphat:

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