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This isn't a follow-up,
on 28 May 2012
On her previous autobiography! I just wanted to point that out...I pre-ordered it expecting that and to be honest, I was disappointed when I saw that it was a self-help book. (I pre-ordered it before a full description was added).
I HAVE NEVER liked self-help books, so was prejudiced against this. Particularly as I felt that my life is pretty good at the moment!
Nonetheless, I decided to pick the book up and give it a chance...wow! I was blown away. It is so relaxing to read and makes some very good points, whilst also being a light read - I.e. not forcing you to delve into your mind.
It has helped me identify several thought patterns I have and Katie has suggested ways to eradicate these and become a happier person. The inclusion of entries from her fans whom are suffering from numerous issues was particularly heart-warming and also shows that everyone is suffering to some degree. Coupled with Katie's down-to-earth writing style and naturally pleasant nature, the book comes across as genuine, and real - unlike some of the other "Self-help books" I have read.
Plus, hearing about many people in different circumstances adds many unique angles and this book can help you at any stage and in any position!
It is very easy to come across as the martyr when writing one of these, but Katie comes across as inspirational and as a good person - just as with her memoirs, "Beautiful".
So, all in all I am very impressed and look forward to finishing the book. I just know I will love it throughout. The fact that she has made a book on a topic I hate - and I still love the book - shows how great it is!
Well done, Katie! Just beware this isn't an update on her life. =)
Hope this helps!