Tuesday, September 3, 2013

How to be Selfish - Book Review

book cover art for How to be Selfish (And other uncomfortable advice)by Olga Levancuka How to be Selfish (And other uncomfortable advice)
by Olga Levancuka
Genre: Nonfiction

     If I learned nothing else this summer, I learned that I could stand to be a lot less selfless. I find that I am one of those people with the opinion that it is just SO much easier to do something myself than to ask someone else to do it for me, listen to their grousing and/or attitude that I am expecting THEM to do something for ME (heaven forbid right?), nag them several times when said task still has not been completed, and inevitably having to do it myself anyhow. Yes, I know, just tattoo "Doormat" on my forehead, right?

     A lot of people have negative associations with selfishness. Selfishness can be a good thing, in moderation. How often are you asked to drive the car pool for your son or daughter's soccer team? What percentage of those requests do you find yourself accepting even though you may have had visions of a nice soak in the tub or unwinding with your current favorite book while someone else was responsible for getting your child home from practice?

     When I was given the opportunity to review this book, I jumped at the chance, hoping that it would insert some sanity into my life. I guess that I was expecting some words of wisdom and guidance as to how to say no when something is asked of me that I would really rather not do and/or stick to my guns once I have attempted to delegate chores to someone else in my household.

     Unfortunately, this is not the advice that I found in this book. This book can help you find the strength to overcome that deep rooted aversion to being selfish. It will point out some helpful positive affirmations that you have the right to some ME time, or whatever it is in YOUR life that you need to be more selfish about.

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

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