Play the Rules
Book ONE - Empowerment
by Dr. Monica Armillotta
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Pub Date 18 Nov 2020 | Archive Date 18 Feb 2021
Play the Rules is the self-help book for people who hate self-help books! Offering a colorful mix between the semi-autobiographical, humor and provocative genres and advocating a counter-intuitive approach to life, Play the Rules delivers on its promise by defining its own category. This is a modern success story—an antidote to conventional fairy tales!
Standing by what I preach, this book provides the ultimate tips and tricks from a lawyer (myself—indeed defying the stereotype by example!) who got bored with playing by the book and decided to write one instead.
Through a no-nonsense, yet unfailingly humorous approach to our everyday messy lives, which are always full of surprises and where the only constant is indeed the unexpected, Play the Rules outlines 33 down-to-earth Rules aimed at challenging our most common stereotypes. Each novel turn (of page and of life) offers a unique chance to stop, rethink our next move and reinvent our own story. Each Rule and Charm directly calls upon the superhero/ine that each of us disguises: our true selves, awaiting to rise as our champions and take back control of our own lives. My ultimate goal? To reach those who are looking for inspiration to dare to live (not just think) outside the box, and to chase after their dreams!
Dr. Monica Armillotta is a senior corporate lawyer, passionate writer and owner of a lively blog, daring you with a counterintuitive approach to life: Play.therules.club
Born in Italy and currently living in Germany, her travels across Europe, Asia and the US offer unspoiled material for her first semi-autobiographical, highly whimsical and defiant book: Play the Rules.
Challenging conventional stereotypes and humorously defining herself as a "writer at heart, challenger by nature, and lawyer by profession (and chance),” Monica has worked with major multinational companies as a senior legal advisor and negotiator.
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A great book, with more wise words than I have read for a long time. I found it magical, uplifting and an antidote to fear, and I do recommend it. Albert Einstein is quoted a lot, maybe I just remembered the quotes he made more. Also very wise. But Winston Churchill and Ghandi and even Sylvester Stallone feature in the quotes, and plenty of others. A very positive book, covering many areas eg on success involving failure, and the courage to keep going. Things will never be perfect, either, and much more. An inspirational book. I would give it more stars, but I am limited to five.