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STORY STORY: How I Found Ways to Make a Difference and Do Work I Love Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
1. Inspiration: This book had me ready to overcome my fears and hesitations and run through a brick wall to get what I want, no excuses.
2. Fun: Just as important, this book was fun to read. It's a very fast read, which doesn't mean there is no substance; it means the book is written in a way that keeps you engaged and makes you want to read more.
3. Honesty: Kola tells the stories from her life that I wouldn't dare to tell on myself. All of her stories serve a larger point but they really had me cringing for her at times. However, her willingness to tell these stories made the book so much more personable.
4. Funny: I'm not someone who typically laughs much while reading books. I think if an author is trying to be funny, it usually comes across as forced and I resist that approach. This book had me laughing out loud in surprise nearly every chapter and it's because the author doesn't say 'laugh here' but because she tells her story so honestly, with such a clear understanding of self, that it becomes something more. I'm sure I laughed in places that others won't. They will laugh in places I didn't. That's good writing.
5. A New Perspective: It's so interesting to read someone else's perspective. Kola comes from a culture very different from my own. Her experiences in the culture we now share are still very different than my own. I learn so much by reading and listening to others' experiences. This book is valuable for many reasons. This peek into a different perspective is an important one.
Story Story is a great read. Don't pass this one up. Not only will you learn a lot, you will have a great time reading it!
First: The book is just too cute! Engaging, evocative, intimate, even giggly at times (in the sweetest of ways), it is like being on a train journey and finding that the passenger sitting across from you has this fascinating life story that she joyfully, and with a dash of wit, shares with you, as the stations fly by. Second: Kola is nothing less than honest about the meandering, sometimes even tortuous, path that she has taken, to get where she has. Even more importantly, it is clear to her, and to you, that this is just the beginning - she is less than 30! - of a journey! Third: Her spiritual modesty, beautiful in its own right, cannot hide the depth of her passion to help orphaned children. And it does so in a way that can inspire any young adult, or older person for that matter.
Here is something to give you a taste of the manner in which the book deals with all kinds of difficulties along Kola's journey: "She reminded me that Kade had high blood pressure, which meant that his man parts would have stopped working by the time he hit forty anyway. I burst out laughing as she wiped the remaining tears from my face."
The author (Kola) shared very important principles on how to live (e.g. being financially responsible) and she brings a new perspective on how one can a difference. One does not need to do the extraordinary to make a difference. One needs to realize that every little thing one does goes a long way. Mahatma Ganhdi said "It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result."
If you have being looking for ways to make a difference in your community, live a financially disciplined life, get out of debt, etc. then this is the book for you. Get the book and learn a few ways you can make a difference. No journey is easy but the end result is always worth the while.
P.S. This is just the beginning....the best is yet to come!!!!