This book was a disappointment. I'm the type that even though I am not liking a book I will continue to read to the end with the hope that it will get better or that it's leading up to something I'm not aware of but it was not to be with this book. Don't get me wrong, the premise is wonderful and I endorse most of her views but she and Dr. Wayne Dyer have written similar books; writing an essay on each teaching of the Tao which are in themselves about a page in length. Some of it made sense and then some of it sounded like she was on something and going off into left field. Her work called "The Work" has been praised and if you have been plagued with "issues" your entire life this might be a good discipline for you. Her original book definitely has merit but you can get the gist of it from her website if you're interested. I've never read her other book(s) and maybe therein lies the problem; maybe you have to have been immersed in her "work" before you can completely appreciate what she's saying in this book. There were some parts that were very clear and wonderful but there were other parts that made me question either my sanity or hers.
The reason I have multiple book to talk about is because I never read just one book at a time! LOL! I read when I go to bed and in order to "keep up" with my magazines and books I read one fiction, one non-fiction and a magazine. If I'm not enjoying one of the books but am determined to finish it I will pick up something light to read along with it which can lead to multiple books being read.
This book I picked up at the library actually over the Christmas Holidays. I enjoy reading some of the Christmas books and this one fit the bill..it had Christmas, knitting, snow and recipes! You can't get much more Christmas inspired than that! It was a delight and I love a good mystery but this is one of a series and they refer back to previous "crimes" which always makes me want to start with the first book and go from there. So, I usually Google the author and I'm able to find a list of the books written and in order and I print it off. She's a good writer and I really like these "themed" mysteries based on a hobby or interest someone has. There are all types of them out there for quilters, bakers and candlestick makers! Enjoy a good read and share yours with the rest of us bookworms!