Book Review for YOUR SECOND LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE by Raphaëlle Giordano
YOUR SECOND LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE by Raphaëlle Giordano
G.P. Putnam's Sons
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: Charming and inspiring. It's way of approaching the re-thinking of one's life was so refreshing as well as useful.
YOUR SECOND LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE is one of those books that came across my desk at the right time in my life. This beautifully written story opens up the reader's mind to a new and much more positive way at looking at life.
In truth, how many of us feel like we are in a rut or can't figure out why we are not happy more often? I am certainly guilty of this. It can be hard to see past the negative and appreciate what we do have in our lives. However, this book, though fiction, tackles these very real emotions. As I was brought into Camille's life, I immediately identified with her. The sincere portrayal of this woman resonated with me more than I even thought possible.
I will not sit here and rehash the story because I truly believe everyone should read it for themselves and allow it to affect them in their own way. What I will say is this. The writing is eloquent, the characters are completely relatable, and the way the author enlightens the reader is not done in a preachy way. From beginning to end, I loved this book. In our current world where so much is negative, I cannot recommend it more.
Added bonus...there is a list of tools you can use in your real life to embrace the credos of routine-ology.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The feel-good #1 bestselling French novel about a woman whose mission to cure her "routine-itis" leads her to lasting joy and true fulfillment, for fans of The Alchemist and Hector and the Search for Happiness.
At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Paris native Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy.
When Claude, a French Sean Connery look-alike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time...
About the Author: Raphaelle Giordano is a writer, artist, and expert in personal development who lives in Paris, France. Trained in communication and stress management techniques, she previously owned Emotone, an events agency that organized art activities and innovative team building, stress management, and creativity/innovation courses. She has previously published (in French) the nonfiction titles Self-Assertion, Stress Management, and Relationships for Couples. Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One is her first novel.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; Translation edition (July 24, 2018)
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