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Monday, March 5, 2012
More Beauty, Less Beast: Transforming Your Inner Ogre...Review
With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of women struggling to tame that out-of-control inner beast that unexpectedly pounces, roaring and shredding, as it threatens to destroy the divinely beautiful princess hidden within.
In More Beauty, Less Beast, women will find simple, practical techniques for embracing the true beauty rightfully theirs as cherished daughters of the King. Whether jaded by emotional wounds, unrealistic standards, or lack of confidence, this laugh-out-loud, girlfriend-to-girlfriend encouragement will help women transform their destructive inner beast into the exquisite beauty they were always meant to be.
I've moved away from reading self-help type books, but when this one came up for review, it sounded fun. And it really is fun. I don't know that I'd even call it a self-help book, although it is focused on helping women control the destructive inner part of us that is so frustrating. I don't know of any woman who doesn't have an inner ogre as Debora Coty calls it. Whether it's fed by low self-esteem, guilt, over scheduling or simply life's trials, there is something that breaks through when we least expect it and, often, when we least want it.
Full of humorous anecdotes and personal experiences, Debora makes you laugh out loud and nod your head in understanding. I think my favorite chapter and one that is most relevant to me at the moment was her chapter on self control and the BARF technique to use when you're angry: Back off, Admit, Redirect and Forgive. Brilliant.
There was so much in this little book and it's easy to read in one or two sittings, or you can just pick it up and read a short chapter or two at a time. Debora covers nearly every subject you could think of including: Behavior, Judging by Appearance, Conquering Guilt, Kindness, Marriage and so forth. Definitely recommended.
Thanks to Amy at Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Debora Coty here. You can purchase your own copy here. You can see other reviews and tour stops here.
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