Saturday, May 18, 2013

Review: Activate Your Goodness by Shari Arison

Activate Your Goodness is a practical guide for doing good for yourself and others, offering you inspiration for immediate improvement of your life and the lives of those around you. Author Shari Arison, visionary businesswoman and philanthropist, is candid about her own personal stories and also provides examples from others who have made a difference by thinking, speaking, and doing good.

As one of the world’s most powerful women and the owner of a business empire that spans the globe, Shari describes her extraordinary experiences and how she has integrated the power of doing good in all aspects of her life and career.

The unexpected and delightful insight that emerges from the book proves that when you find a way to do good for others, you also do good for yourself. This is a book to share with your loved ones and those who are partners in your desire to create a better world for future generations. Activate your goodness, and discover ways to make your life joyful beyond measure!

Received for review.

First of all, this is an absolutely adorable little book!  It fits perfectly int eh hand, and the text is easy readable, which is a huge bonus!

The book's message is really quite nice - do the best you can with what you have where you are.  The author presents her message in a very upbeat and positive way and the actions she describes are reasonable.

So, what kept this from being four stars?  Well, frankly, it was the author's introduction.  The author was a "poor little rich girl" with a maid and absentee parents who traveled constantly.  Yeah, it's tough to feel bad for her.  Had the revelations about the author's wealth and attitudes come at the end of the book I would have rated it higher, but having to hear how "tough" it was for her as a rich child in the introduction tainted the remainder of the book.

Overall, this was intriguing and very Oprah-esque and is a nice read, but, by all means, skip the introduction.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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