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Surprised at the bad reviews!
on 15 April 2013
OK, so I do get what people are writing about Liz being self obsessed. But to me the point of this book is that she actually decides to be self obsessed, to understand the patterns and mistakes of her past and to eventually free herself. And to write about them. The self obsession is deliberate. She is writing about her journey to understand herself, not every little thing that happened to her over her year of discovery.
I have read this book twice, it offered me comfort following my divorce and again at the end of my last relationship. At a time when I was a little self obsessed (in my own head, of course we all get on with real life on the outside) it helped me to read Liz's thoughts, which were so similar to mine.
Plus it inspired me to go away on a yoga holiday - obviously we can't all be paid to go to Italy, India and Indonesia for 12 months, but we CAN be inspired to do a little more in our own lives and my week at a yoga retreat wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for reading this book. Come on, take the positive message here people!
Don't be put off by the bad reviews. If you've been through a break up or divorce or you're struggling in a relationship then read this book!