Jolene Stockman is an award winning writer, speaker, and an expert for Girlfriend Magazine Australia. She is a Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming, and one of the youngest in the world to achieve the Distinguished Toastmaster Award. Jolene lives in New Zealand, and is the author of Total Blueprint for World Domination. The Jelly Bean Crisis is her debut fiction.
on Aug. 11, 2014 :
This is, without a doubt, the best self-help book I've ever read. This is also the only self-help book I've ever finished. Not because it only has 61 pages, but because it was a fun read! Wait, self-help book and fun never go together. They're dry. They're boring. Well, I'm here to tell you this book gives lie to all of the preconceived notions you (and I) have ever had about this genre.
Stockman takes a fun, light-hearted approach to giving teenagers and young adults the tools they need to determine how to be successful in life while being the best they can be. What is so fantastic about this book? She doesn't preach. She doesn't drone on and on. She lays out her plan in a few steps, shows you how to get results and all while being very encouraging.
Why is this such an easy read? This book reads like a conversation between people. Okay, so it's one-sided, but Stockman uses every-day language. There's no superfluous prose, no extra anything. Just straight forward language.
So what's my take on this? I like it. I found it humorous and completely engaging. Stockman offers explanations for everything she puts in this book. As self-help guides go, this is the best I've come across. Ever. Well written, well edited, and very worth picking up.
I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
(review of free book)