an extra special hello monday : 06.18.12

the firestarter sessions : danielle laporte

A confession (that isn't much of a surprise to anyone who knows me) - I am a self-help book junkie. Especially motivational self-help books. Yep. I loooove a good pep talk. Those motivation posters with a photo of a tree, and some quip about growth? LOVE. So, when this book popped up on NetGalley, it was a no-brainer to request it. 

FirestartersessionsI sat down with The Firestarter Sessions one day...and almost immediately closed it. NOT b/c it was bad...rather b/c I wasn't ready for how MUCH it was. It's real. It's honest. It's a bit in your face. It rips every single well-practiced excuse right out from under you. 

And for that? 

Well, I now have a girl-crush on Danielle LaPorte. 

The promos for the book tout is as "the permission slip you've been waiting for." I'd say it's not just a permission slip - it's practically a command that says "get off your *ss and do what you've been saying to yourself that you should do."

Buy it. Read it. Do something with your life. 

A digital copy of this book was provided through NetGalley. I haven't been compensated for this review. Opinions expressed are my own.