A Different Kind of Book Review
Posted May 21, 2014 by Texas Two Steppin' - 5 comments
I’ve mentioned before that The Texan and I spend a huge amount of time in the car, travelling to and from the Texas coast nearly every weekend. Recently my husband had an incredible idea that was very out of character for him. The man who hasn’t read a book for fun since third grade suggested we purchase an audiobook for our next trip. When I asked him what genre he was thinking, he threw me for a loop again by suggesting something motivational, but it had to be humorous. I jumped onto iTunes and after previewing a few options, I purchased “Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t for Other People.”
I didn’t have much hope for this experiment because The Texan and I have diverse interests, but we both loved it! In less than an hour you will be totally, emotionally re-energized by Connie Podesta, a motivational speaker, author, therapist, and comedienne all rolled into one. She even is a fellow blogger! I don’t know why I was surprised that she is a fellow Texan, but that probably explains why The Texan and I both felt like we were listening to a conversation with one of our friends as we drove down the road. You can tell this was recorded live during a business meeting, but it’s still relevant even if you’re not in the workplace or married or have children (some of the topics she hits on). Her discussion on the male and female brain was dead on. She talks about questions men hate to be asked [Spoiler alert: Does my butt look big in this did make the list ;)], the fact that we are attracted to people because of our weaknesses, how to deal with change, why you should never trust your children, and the secret to dealing with difficult people. Her words of wisdom range from “It takes the average man at least one hour to realize your not speaking (when you give him the silent treatment)” to “if your goal is to make your children happy, and they figure that out, you’ve handed them a loaded machine gun.”
She also asks two questions which are the key to success, happiness and wealth. After listening to this section, we laughed, hit pause, and actually had a deep conversation about the points she made. I can’t recommend this audiobook enough, and I’m already downloading “How to Be a Person Companies Fight to Keep” for this weekend’s trip. I’ll let you know if it works–LOL–and please let me know if you have any suggestions for a great audiobook both The Texan and I would like.