Are you the kind of people who feels moved by deep and insightful quotes? If yes, this is a book you seriously want to get.
I personally love quotes that talk to my situations like going through suffering, being more compassionate and humble, love and happiness and having more peace in life.
And Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed is one of the books that will reassure you there is still hope for you and time to become what you want.
My brave enough book review will be giving you a sneak peek at the gist of the book, some information about the author, some meat of the book, the best place I recommend you get the book and my final thoughts on it.
So, let’s jump right in and see what we’ve got here. 🙂
Name: Brave Enough
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publication Date: October 27, 2015
The Gist of the Book and More on the Author
This is more a book of quotes that gives deeper understanding of different areas of life that tend to be tricky for most people. The book gives advice on how to look at things, appreciate where you are, and how you should do things right that will bring a sense of fulfilment in your life.
The book has quotes on how to handle people, how to live a more peaceful life without trying to please others, how to be humble and how to accept the mistakes you have done and be able to move to the next part of your life without regrets, just to name a few.
I have to say that the quotes make you feel at peace and show you how normal your life is, no matter the mistakes you have made in the past and also helps direct you in the right way moving forward.
The book has been written by Cheryl Strayed, who is famous for the very interesting book called Wild. Not to say that Brave Enough is less interesting, but folks have really loved the”wild” book.
The book has claimed the #1 Best Seller of the New York Times and has been used in the Oprah’s club, 2.0 as well as getting nominated in the Oscars for the film made for it. She has also done other novels that have been received very well by novel enthusiasts.
Almost all the books she has published have been translated to about 40 languages, and many of her writings including essays have been featured in quite a number of publications due to the great value they offer.
Some Meat of the Book
Being a book full of quotes, and having given you the gist of it, it can be really hard to say more about Brave Enough. So I think I will let you in on some of the quotes that I feel were interesting and really thoughtful for me.
But before I get there, I would say that this is the kind of book you want to read a quote a day. Personally I find reading one quote every day and let it sink in helps to keep you steering your life towards the right direction.
I kind of made up my own “saying” or “proverb” which says, a quote a day keeps troubles away which relates to my understanding of quotes.
Let me know what you think about my self made quote in the comments. 🙂
So now to Cheryl’s quotes that I loved.
Somewhere in the book she says, “You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score. Anyone who expects you to do any of those things has no sense of history or economics or science or the arts.”
I find this mind and eye opening because most of the times we tend to want to please people and want to feel that we are on the same level as them, yet we go through completely different things in life.
This is something I struggled with when I was young.
And now that I think about it, every word in the quotes counts, and has a deep meaning.
Another quote I loved is, “Therapists and friends can help you along the way, but the healing—the genuine healing, the actual real- deal, down-on-your- knees-in-the-mud change —is entirely and absolutely up to you.”
This I find very practical in the sense that everything you want to overcome starts with you.
You will never get to heal completely and feel well without starting the healing process yourself.
When you tell your friends, family and therapists about it, they will only help you according to the things you tell them and the little information they have around it, which means you know your situation far better than the ones you are getting help from.
Since I don’t want to give away all the good stuff in the book, I will rest there. But rest assured that I barely scratched the surface.
Something you will want to know about the book is that, the author has used a lot of swearing and cursing words throughout her quotes. So I would advise you that, if you don’t like those kind of words, please try to focus on the message behind them as they carries more weight and value.
The quotes you get in the book will truly change your perspective about life and things you have probably been trying to look answers for but haven’t gotten any yet, if you take time to think about the quotes and try to work on them.
The Best Place to Buy the Book
I encourage you to get the book from www.amazon.com because of its my personal favorite store and because of the huge reputation it has built for itself over the years.
I also love the recommendations of other related books it gives when you choose a book you want to read.
The recommendations usually come in handy. Also if you were thinking of buying other stuff for your home or work, you can order them there all at once and save time.
My Final Thoughts on Brave Enough
I have to say that the book is a really good book as far as advice goes. The book helps you to stop feeling sorry for yourself for all the things you have done or gone through in life. It helps you understand that at times you have to go through those things to learn and mature.
It also gives you a good perspective about life that will help you a long way in living a more rewarding life with the right mindset.
However, I have to admit that the language used there may not be really pleasant to everyone but I have seen many people find it fairly good because they can relate with it.
In summary, the book is great and worth reading.
And that is where I rest my case folks!
Other books I would encourage you to read in this topic are Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail and Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself.
They are really awesome too.
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