I don’t think I can narrow down one book as a book that changed my life. There have been so many that I read that made me rethink the way I did things. Plus, I know I’ve read SO much, I can’t possibly remember them all.
Mitch Albom was an annoying guy from the Sunday sport shows the Mister watched. Then the Queen of books, Oprah Winfrey mentioned his book on her show. Not wanting to seem like a sheep I still hesitated to read this book. Once I did, it was a book I read in one sitting. The strength that Morrie shared with Mitch despite his illness was so inspirational. This is a book that allows me to see that it’s not always about “ME”
I really should have studied this book before I entered the political arena. But as I read it now, I see that there are things that apply to everyday life in addition to Upper Darby politics.
The Granddaddy of strategy, this book helped when I worked for Bend Over America and Positively No Communication. It also helps when I was in my “Pop Off” stage, this book helped me to see that stealth was a greater asset than showing my cards.
“It p*sses God off to walk past the color purple and not acknowledge it.” Suge Avery
“I never asked you for nothing, not even your sorry hand in marriage!” Ceily
This book along with Possessing the Secret of Joy changed how I viewed myself as a woman because it showed me that women are vulnerable but can be strong. Women have a tough outer shell, but sometimes we just need our loved ones around us.
A favorite of The Boy, this is the story of Pooh, a bear of very little brain. Pooh actually has enough heart to overlook this shortcoming. Yes he’s gluttonous when it comes to honey, and yes, he can be a bit obtuse, but deep in the hundred acre woods, where Christopher Robin plays, Pooh and his friends offer companionship, lessons, and love.
This was my first introduction to Alice Hoffman. The book captivated me with life in suburbia and the way Nora Silk was able to transform a sleepy town. I likeHere on Earth also, but almost anything Alice Hoffman writes is sure to keep your attention.
Philadelphia native Diane McKinney-Whetstone weaves Philadelphia into her stories. She also creates characters that stay with you long after you finish the last line. I aspire to write better because of her.
I like this book because I listened to this with The Teen as we cleaned her room. It was engaging, and a little spooky, but it was time the two of us spent together.
I cover the plot of the story here, but again, this is a writer who made me want to be a better writer. Talk about weaving a story together. Wow!
In Spanish, Yo means I. It’s also the nickname of the main character of this book. The main character never speaks directly to the reader, but those around her observe her actions and how it reflects back to them.