As a book lover that averages about anywhere from 6 to 10 books a month, I enjoy alternating between fiction and non-fiction. One of the non-fiction books I read recently was ‘Power Your Happy’ by Lisa Sugar. Scroll on to read my review.
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Review & Thoughts
Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar
Published: September 20, 2016 by Dutton Books
Initial Thoughts: I was excited to read a book by the founder of Pop Sugar even though it had low ratings on Goodreads. I was hoping to feel inspired and walk away with a few new thoughts or a new perspective from her experience.
I’ll be honest, I was a bit disappointed with this one. I thought the writing style would’ve been a bit more entertaining or captivating. I generally can’t bring myself to give a negative review but I’m also not one to write a falsely positive review. I found the book a bit repetitive and a little dull.
It was somewhat inspirational from a professional perspective but kind of the same perspective throughout and not a lot of interesting or new content within, which is kind of ironic. She was able to create such an amazing platform filled with fresh content but wasn’t able to produce a truly original interesting piece of personal content in the form of this book. I felt like a lot of it kept going back to the same aspects of working at Pop Sugar. Perhaps it would have been a better read in chronological order.
The book was filled with lots of thoughtful questions at the end of each chapter but I didn’t have any truly new takeaways. However, one good takeaway was the concept of how important it is to be happy with who you are, to work towards the path in life that works for you, to look for the positivity vs. the negativity, and to be inclusive and accepting of others, whether they’re similar or different than you.
In a Nutshell: Lacking originality and the oomph I was hoping for, however it did have an overall positive message which I always appreciate.
My Rating: 3 / 5 Stars
Book Format & Source: Hardback copy purchased from Book Outlet
Books by Lisa Sugar