Genre: Self-Help

Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty

Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty

Posted September 26, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

I really want to call bullshit on this book. Okay, okay, don’t get me wrong.  His discussion about of mindfulness, meditation, and visualization are all important things.  The psychological aspects are interesting, and I agree with that part of it.  It’s the memoir-aspects that I’m not buying. James R. Doty, apparently, got everything he wanted through luck, obstinance, and visualization.  Take his college experience – he didn’t even know how to GET into college, then by complete coincidence a girl hands him an application.  He fills it out and sends it without an application fee.  He gets accepted.  He goes to […]

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The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl: On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life by Christina De Witte

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl: On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life by Christina De Witte

Posted August 2, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Writing an advice book for young women is easier said than done.  There’s a lot going on in their heads, with their bodies, and the great wide world around them.  When I was a kid, my mum grabbed a religious-toned book and gave it to me and that was “the talk”.  I don’t remember what it was anymore, but I do remember the premise:  everything is natural, your body is god’s temple and do not despoil it, and pray for guidance daily. With all due respect to the religious folk, it was not very helpful.  It didn’t explain how and […]

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