Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Oprah Winfrey was on Good Morning America today, and of course, she had a book pick. She said The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer is so amazing that she gave it to Justin Bieber yesterday. She also tied an episode of her show Super Soul Sunday to it. The good news: GMA offered The Untethered Soul for half the price as part of their weekly ‘Deals and Steals.’ Today, you can buy the book for $8.48 from the publisher.
What’s The Untethered Soul about? Here’s info from the book’s website:
“What would it be like to be free from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to find this kind of inner peace and freedom? The Untethered Soul offers a simple, profoundly intuitive answer to these questions. Whether this is your first exploration of inner space or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you.”
I love self-help books. My nightstand is stacked with them, and I’ve read Happier at Home twice. So I have to check this one out–especially today at half price.
Friday, August 31st, 2012
I am at the beach this week with my family. I’m cartwheeling, sunbathing and reading at Fire Island in New York. Every year since 1997, I’ve made my pilgrimage out here. Cars aren’t allowed, swans are aplenty and walking barefoot is required on this tiny paradise place just two hours from my house.
This trip was particularly memorable for three reasons: My kids slept late, and I finally read Gone Girl and Wild.
I know you’ve heard a lot about these two books, but the hype is for real. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn will be number one on the New York Times bestseller list tomorrow for the second week in a row. This psychological thriller about love and marriage will make you forget you own a TV. Wild by Cheryl Strayed holds tight at number three after several weeks on top. It’s a memoir about a young woman who finds it prudent to walk thousands of miles in the mountains by herself.
Here are five reasons to read both books (Gone Girl first) right now.
1. However crazy you think you are, you will be assured of your sanity after meeting Gillian Flynn and Cheryl Strayed’s fictional and real characters.
2. The most difficult relationships in your life may suddenly seem more manageable.
3. You’ll be alive when you read these books. Hopefully, no one will be trying to kill you.
4. You’ll read lines like these:
“You’d just breeze in and be Fun Daddy. I’d do all the work to make them good people, and you’d undo it anyway, and they’ve love you and hate me.” –Gone Girl
“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told.” –Wild
5. You can friend both authors on Facebook afterward (they accepted me!) and find out more about what’s inside their insightful, genius minds.
Have you read either? Did you go crazy in the best kind of way?
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