Feb 19, 2012

Sunday Salon: A Place of Yes by Bethenny Frankel

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So, I did "get up offa that thing," as James Brown once sang, and I booted up my old computer, copied two pieces of writing that I had started about two years ago, and transferred them to my "new" computer, ready to start working on it from my new "Place of Yes".

I was inspired by a self-help book sent to me by Simon & Schuster as a review book - Bethenny Frankel's, A Place of Yes. I'm only in the middle of the book, or Rule 4 out of 10 rules, but the book is pretty well laid out, part memoir and part inspiration to get everything you want out of life. I've broken any chains that might be keeping me back, found the truth by examining what I really want, and now am ready to act on it as I've found out that everything's my business as I can make a business out of whatever interests me. That just about sums up the first four chapters, and I have six more to go!

Let's see what happens when I complete the book and it's back on my Finished Reading shelf. Will I still be motivated? I certainly hope so, as Bethenny is trying her best in her latest book to get readers motivated and moving.

Title: A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life
Author: Bethenny Frankel with Eve Adamson
Publication date: Dec. 27, 2011; Touchstone
Source: complimentary review copy

After surviving a very trying childhood and a first marriage and other relationships that did not work, she pulled herself together to become the New York Times bestselling author of Naturally Thin and The Skinnygirl Dish, with her own Bravo show, Bethenny Ever After. Bethenny lives in New York City with her husband and family. Her website is www.Bethenny.com

This week I'm also reading Fashion Faux Paw: A Dog Walker's Mystery by Judi McCoy and have some new ARCs on the shelf:

MWF seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche, nonfiction
Being Lara: A Novel by Lola Jaye
How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel by Meg Donohue
Other Waters by Eleni N. Gage
Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz

What are your bookish plans for the coming week?


  1. Looks like you have some books going on. Congrats on getting the book moving again... I need to do the same....

  2. I think that's a pretty good endorsement of Bethenny's book -- that it already got you moving on a project, and you're not even through with the book yet :)

  3. The books on your list, including A Place of Yes, look so captivating.

    I enjoyed How to Eat a Cupcake...hope you do, too.


  4. If reading only 4 of the ten rules is this motivational then A Place of Yes sounds like an amazing self-help read!

  5. Love the title of the book. I'm focusing on Yes this year. And smiling.

    Here's my Sunday Salon.

  6. I love watching Bethenny on tv but I have been wondering if this book would be something useful or another reality star who thinks she knows more than the rest of us. Sounds like it may actually be something that could help people!

    1. Lisa: It's actually a very interesting book.Betthenny has a co-writer for this book.

  7. Sounds like you have some good books on the go! I am intrigued by How to Eat a Cupcake.

  8. I've always liked Bethenny Frankel. I guess I'll check it out! Who's her co-writer?

  9. Sounds like you're reading a really interesting and inspiring book. I enjoy books that motivate me to change something I've been putting off. I have FASHION FAUX PAW in my TBR stack. It's a fun series. I was shocked to hear of author Judi McCoy's death on Saturday.

    Thoughts in Progress

    1. Sorry to hear about it. There's a new book scheduled October this year. I hope it will still be printed.


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