So, you've just completed your last big adventure - now what? What's the secret to getting a head start on the rest of your life?
The truth is that there's no big secret to achieving success. But there are a bunch of little secrets (OK, more like ideas) that will help you make things happen - no matter what life throws your way. Featuring stylishly illustrated advice on everything from making a killer first impression to speaking up for yourself, this book will inspire you to unlock your potential and thrive.
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What a beautiful compilation. This book is like a glass of inspiration. It’s not deep which was delightfully refreshing. The reminders are broken up with beautiful imagery that reinforce the point without words. As someone who likes to illustrate my intentions, I really appreciate the complimentary visuals. Half this book I want to tear out and frame on my wall, which I think is exactly the point.
I think the cover art is a wonderful summary of what this book gave me. It will be something I will gift to my girlfriends because its just a bundle of positivity. In a post pandemic world, we need to focus on THRIVING and not just surviving. Love it!
This book is marketed as a gift for new grads or fans of the illustrator's art. I'd agree with that, as it's a book that I'm not sure I'd keep if it were given to me but others might love it. Colorful illustrations take up about 2/3 of the pages and the other pages have life advice like BREATHE and then a paragraph about why breathing properly is important. Other tips are things like get rid of frenemies, don't mind making mistakes, and get outside. Each one has one to three paragraphs expanding on why it's so important. If I owned this book, the way I'd probably use it is to just open up to a random page each day and try to follow that advice. I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.
Such a beautiful little book! I found so many beautiful and relevant reminders to encourage me to live my best life. Will definitely be placing this one on my coffee table and sending to friends as gifts!
These illustrations are STUNNING! They are colorful, lyrical, playful and inspiring. This would make an excellent gift book, especially for young women (I'd say middle school - college). It's a perfect graduation, Christmas, or birthday present. The book does not have a narrative structure or any particular organization I could recognize. It was several dozen snippets of good advice--nothing most people haven't heard before, but well-expressed--accompanied by gorgeous visuals. We can always use reminders of helpful concepts to live by and this is a very positive, uplifting book! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
This is a short and beautifully illustrated book. One thing about Chronicle Books is that they tend to be visually lush, and this book certainly is. I’m currently on a sabbatical, and this book hit the sweet spot for me. Even though it seems to be geared toward young adults who identify as female, this would be a nice gift for mature middle and high school students. I would have loved to have had this book when I was in college. Even though I’m far beyond those years, I found the writings in this book to be nice reminders of things I’ve learned through the decades. It’s filled with compassion and encouragement, I would recommend this book to anyone who’s seeking some soulful support. The illustrations complement the text, making it cheerful and uplifting. I want to give a shout-out to the illustrator, Bodil Jane. I was unfamiliar with the artist, but I’m definitely interested in seeing more of her work. What’s nice about this book is that each wisdom chapter could be used as a journaling prompt. It’s an easy read and compact, but it’s also a book that you could keep by your bedside or on your desk, making it easy to reach when you need a reminder of how you want to live your life. While there are so many things in this book I love, here’s a short book excerpt: “ACCEPT DISAPPOINTMENT: Things will go wrong. Things will break. Feel all the feelings, but don’t let broken things break your spirit.” One of my takeaways is that this is like a grownup version of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” I can see myself coming back to this book. Many thanks to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for allowing me to review an Advance Reader’s Copy of this lovely and inspiring book.
This is a short well illustrated book, perfect for a coffee table. Although I went through it in a couple of sittings and it is not a bad idea to do that, yet this book would be perfect as an early morning motivator. Just read a couple of pages, take a look at a few illustrations and you have something to think about the entire day. I loved the illustrations, the messages are short but give you something to think about. Overall, recommended. I received a free copy from NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.