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Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self Paperback – October 1, 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
I found the life stories within this book to be beautifully encouraging and inspiring, rather than depressing and anger-filled as several have noted. Life is an adventure, fraught with disappointment and sadness, as well as all the other "cozy" feelings we seek and need. And I, for one, am glad she didn't pull any punches and told things just as they are.
Excavating, searching, looking and definitely *finding* your Authentic Self takes a lot of courage. We all have it. THAT's what this book is all about and it gives us some concrete tools with which to do this. Thank you, Sarah, for daring to speak your Truth and helping so many of us along the way.
Read it. You won't regret it if you listen to your heart along the way.
When I finished reading Simple Abundance and returned it to my bookshelf with a satisfied sigh, I left it with a newly-found contentment and an insatiable hunger to be myself--whoever that ended up being. A family woman? A career gal? A chemist? A teacher? Suddenly, prestige (as it is defined by the world)did not matter, as long as I knew that I was doing what my true self was begging me to do.
When I came across Something More by accident, I bought it without hesitation, hoping for yet another shot of self-esteem booster. While the writing style is artful and refreshing, the content was a complete departure from what I had come to love in Simple Abundance. Since I have never known the pain of divorce, I felt that most of the book did not apply to me since break-ups, rather than authenticity, were the theme. I also felt that the book as a whole did not have the cohesiveness of the original; at some points, it just wandered.
If you are a woman who is trying to overcome a painful divorce, Something More may be just what you have been looking, but for those of you who are searching for more self-discovery, re-read Simple Abundance instead.
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When I was struggling over ending my marriage after recently declaring that I was an agnostic, I saw this book in a book store and sat down to look through it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MollyM
This book was in my technical opinion a painful read and a waste of time. It's written in a coffee talk, short story type manner similar to "How to win friends and influence... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ldream
Give it a try and you might find something of value for yourself.Published 6 months ago by Nancy A. Pontious
At age 61 what is NOW important to me, and what I REALLY want to do...very insightful!Published 9 months ago by schoonome