Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Review: The Dive Doctrine by Patricia V. Davis

The Diva Doctrine by Patricia V. Davis who says that she is..."a woman who became an authority not by being uniquely infallible, but by being totally vulnerable." (from chapter one of Diva Doctrine)

*I got this book from Cedar Fort using NetGalley - free of charge in exchange for an honest review and participating in the tour.

Amazon Product Description:
Patricia V. Davis may be the first to tell you she's an 'Expert in Failed Relationships'. But ask any of the readers who helped a post on her advice blog go viral, and they'll say that whether you're a wide-eyed twenty-something dreamer, the world's grooviest grandma, or something in between, there's no one better able to help you on your way to becoming a True Diva!

Some quotes from the book:
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." Catherine Airde.

"Happiness is an inside job!" Dove chocolate wrapper

My thoughts:

I wasn't sure what I would think of this book when asked to participate in the blog tour.  I am not one to read self-help type books, but I thought I would give it a shot - 

I knew I would love this book the minute I started reading it!  

Every woman should read this book, young and old alike.  Even women who are blessed with an innate sense of self-worth (the lucky few) should give it a read.  

I love that Patricia lays it bare, keeps it real, and is honest with herself and her readers!  The book is serious and funny, well-written yet a little bit disturbing as you see yourself in stories on the pages.  I try to stay away from the "deep thinker" books, as I call them, but I am thrilled that I took the time to check this one out.  Sometimes a little thinking is good for your soul.

I tend to give books to my students for graduation - some book that I know was meaningful to them while they were in I plan to be giving this one!