Overall rating and opinion of "If life stinks get your head outta your buts"

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Overall rating and opinion of "If life stinks get your head outta your buts"

Post by gali » 31 Oct 2018, 23:46

This is a discussion topic for the November 2018 Book of the Month, "If life stinks get your head outta your buts" by Mark L. Wdowiak. What is your overall opinion of the book? What do you like most about it? What do you like least? Will you recommend the book to other people? Why or why not?

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Post by evan1995muniz » 01 Nov 2018, 14:07

I absolutely love this self-help guide. It is so very down to earth and was actually the first book i ever reviewed officially. It helped me in so many ways and i know it can do the same for others.

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Post by HollandBlue » 01 Nov 2018, 14:32

I will recommend it to those looking for some direction in their lives. I liked the author's conversational tone throughout the book, and rated it 3/4 stars. The reason I didn't give it a 4/4 star rating was because I felt it was slightly too repetitive, but the repetition definitely gets the author's points across.
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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 01 Nov 2018, 14:55

This was a pithy and empowering read. I loved the message that I can decide what I want and go for it. I would recommend it to others but only in conjunction with other books because there is ground that it doesn't cover. For that reason, I don't think I'd say: if you only ever read one self-help book, this is the one.
Best aspects: Offers a refreshing take on concerns about others' opinions or accusations of "selfishness". Leaves nothing whatsoever up to "the universe" or a "higher power"; focuses instead on the reality of what I can do if I put my mind to it.
Drawbacks: Includes few examples of common life experiences. Not a problem for me as I have so much life experience that it was easy for me to think of what the advice might apply to but it might be too abstract for some.

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Post by Ayat paarsa » 01 Nov 2018, 15:06

Saturday, October 27, 2018
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I liked the book alot gali. The book's title was awesome. Often when we are in a happy mood, we pretty well ignore such books by saying "I don't need any self help" but when we become fail in navigating the undermines, that are lying in our way as a life's obstacle, we rush towards these motivational lectures then. Having a philanthropist heart, Widowiak wrote this self help book as he couldn't see anyone standing far apart, behind the success. I also liked his idea of "change the life style, get yourself out of old typical life's ways, be some unique and different." Or otherwise life would remain like "spinning around a car's tyre." As I have read only sample From Amazon, so I did not find any satisfactory answers for "buts" yet.
I will recommend this book to the people who are at the very start of the career or eirher, at the mid, but still standing average.
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Post by Jsovermyer » 01 Nov 2018, 16:35

I have only read the free preview section, but I found that very interesting and thought-provoking. I will probably try to get it for my next review.

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Post by Mely918 » 01 Nov 2018, 16:36

It's a good book for those who are feeling lost in life. Personally, I think this book would've helped me a lot more at an earlier time in my life rather than now. The author is a good writer, though, so I would recommend this book to anyone who'd like to read it.

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Post by Kareka88 » 01 Nov 2018, 17:37

I didn't care for the author's arrogant attitude. Some of his facts and ideas were good. I read the official review for the book, and I agree with the reviewer that this might be a good book for younger readers. It will help them not to make some of the mistakes the author did. It would allow them to start on a confident and well-informed path.
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Post by Cardinalsparrow » 01 Nov 2018, 17:47

The book is amazing, it stands out amongst many self-help books. I recommend it to people who want to take charge of their lives.
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Post by Ruba Abu Ali » 01 Nov 2018, 17:59

I give it the perfect score. The title is an attention seizer. I also liked the methodological approach of crawling-walking-running, and found it practical and handy.

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Post by Bukari » 01 Nov 2018, 18:36

I love the title because the heading of the narrative alone informs people who have not read it that the author has zero sympathy for complaints of our situations.And this informs readers that we need to shape our lives by taking responsibilities.
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Post by capricornius16 » 01 Nov 2018, 18:41

I've only read the sample but this seems very beneficial to its readers.

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Post by Swiftmover07 » 01 Nov 2018, 20:27

I love this book. I love how there is no "secret" to having a better life. I love how the author is authentic and down to earth. Even if you aren't into self help books this is still worth reading
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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 01 Nov 2018, 21:12

Based on my reading of the preview section, as well as the reviews, I found that the author has provided authentic advice which will appeal to young people at the beginning of their career. He advises them not to make the same mistakes he did. I also liked the fact that he doesn't leave anything to a higher power - whatever we achieve in life, success or failure, is the direct result of our actions.
A catchy title and a clean book cover are added advantages.

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Post by AmySmiles » 01 Nov 2018, 21:24

I haven't read the book but I may give it a try it sounds like a good one.
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