Official Review: I Dont Live There Anymore by Angie Morrow

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Official Review: I Dont Live There Anymore by Angie Morrow

Post by EmunahAn » 15 Jan 2019, 13:32

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "I Dont Live There Anymore" by Angie Morrow.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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I Don’t Live There Anymore is a painful recount of Angie Morrow’s career journey before she found a rewarding position.

In 1999, Morrow graduated with a business degree with a major in Aviation Management. As an African American woman, she was determined to make her dreams come true. She had relentlessly worked hard for her education and now, she was closer to achieving her dreams than she had ever been before. She was not ready for what was to follow. At the start of her career she was laid off from a job she had loved and from there, everything started to go wrong. For years she would live through the devastation of working any job she could find to survive, getting evicted, living in a shelter and struggling to meet basic needs. Still, her faith was steadfast and she never gave up.

Morrow’s story is heart-breaking as well as encouraging. It proves that dreams can be achieved if we do not give up. I liked Morrow’s tenacity. Even when things did not go as she had hoped, she still held on to her faith. Her story is nothing but inspirational especially to people struggling to kick-start their careers.

The book also points to our unwillingness to help each other in times of need. Most of the episodes included would have been easier if those who were around the author were willing to offer even just minimal help. This reveals the superficial nature of friendships in the modern world where the prevalent culture encourages competition without any space for kindness and compassion.

The language and the style of writing are straight forward and the language is accessible to any reader. I also appreciated that the author kept her story at the center of the plot and only details that help develop the storyline are included. This made the memoir an easy read. In the case of grammar, I only identified one error which shows that professional editing was done.

Though the book is brief, it comes with a powerful lesson, an encouragement to keep fighting for your place and not to lose hope. I Don’t Live There Anymore by Angie Morrow is suitable for readers who are struggling in their careers as they look for the right opportunity. Overall, the message is suitable for all readers as the topic discussed is common in our modern society. I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by kandscreeley » 17 Jan 2019, 09:05

This sounds like a very interesting story; I see a lot that I would probably be able to relate to. In times of hardship, you definitely learn who your friends are and what you're made of. I would like to see how the author overcame everything. Thanks.
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Post by Jessacardinal » 17 Jan 2019, 13:51

I love the cover. The premise seems as if it would be easy to relate to for most readers. I look forward to reading about Angie's story of sorrow and victory!
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Post by Charlotte_Shi » 17 Jan 2019, 17:00

I've enjoyed your review, and I think that I would enjoy this complex story. The author must have been bitterly disappointed in her 'friends'...I admire her strength. Many real-life stories and events remind us how valuable firm friendships are in life.

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Post by Anthony__ » 17 Jan 2019, 21:41

I like the way the cover was designed. The story line is fascinating as it applies to what our current generation is passing through. I precise review! I will definitely read this book.

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Post by kdstrack » 18 Jan 2019, 15:55

I really like the title of this book. It reflects Angie's attitude of never giving up. I liked your review and think this would be a very motivating story. This type of book lifts up other people. Thanks.

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Post by RedPoppyFlower » 19 Jan 2019, 04:52

The strength of the heroine is truly admirable. Through her own ability she didn't give up her dreams and she fight it all through and through.

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Post by Itskai88 » 22 Jan 2019, 15:52

This already sounds like a beautiful story. It is a pleasure when people are bold enough to share their life experiences, failures and wins that way, hope is always kept alive. Great review.

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Post by Faithmwangi » 23 Jan 2019, 08:58

The world we live in is disappointingly nothing short of competitive. This has made trusting people a serious issue. It never hurts to lend a hand to a friend in need. Funny how during our times of trials its strangers and not friends who come through for us. I love the inspirational theme in the book. I will give it a try. Thanks for the review.
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