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The Only Way Is Up

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This book features the author's experiences and views on pertinent life issues as an immigrant to the United States. The objective is to empower women though the greater part is of relevance to a general audience. The book provides insight and solutions for a variety of common issues in our society including issues with identity, weight, health, nutrition, finding a mate, ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published November 8th 2009 by Createspace (first published 2009)
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I was utterly delighted with this book. It was written as I thought it would be. Author Folake Taylor, also an Internal Medical Doctor; takes readers on a private journey, hailing her experiences as a Nigerian/English transplant. Folake expounds on controversial social, racial, and economical differences, in a diplomatic and informative matter.

Never let it be said that only pain can bring forth wonderful inspirational writings. Happiness is just as powerful, if not motivational!
Joey Pinkney
Folake Taylor’s The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant gives interesting perspectives on various topics from a woman who is not native to America but is well versed in American culture. Born in Nigeria, raised in the U.K. and living in the U.S., Folake Taylor’s viewpoint on things such as being a Christian, obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight, and the positive effects of traveling around the world, comes from the wisdom of experiencing different cultures up close and personal. Th ...more
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Mrs. Taylor sets the tone for her book in the introduction by saying that the book is not an autobiography and she is not an authority on any subject. She further explains that the book is just her viewpoint on the issues addressed in the book. That being said, I found the book to be fairly interesting. Mrs. Taylor is straightforward, which she also warns in her intro. That point is refreshing, but perhaps some may find it a little off-putting. Some of that may be contributed to the gap between ...more
Myne Whitman
I took my time reading this one because there were so many gems contained in it. Folake Taylor wrote this book in a bright and cheerful conversational manner that makes it a breeze to read. Topics covered include life principles, juggling work, family and motherhood, a chapter for single ladies, nutrition, exercise and weight, the importance of exposure to various cultures other than our own, all sampled from her own life and her work as an MD. She does not shy away from addressing the topical i ...more
Dawn Nelson
I thought this book was a great window and I took it for what it was,(a wonderful book about a wonderful woman's life) and enjoyed the book to the fullest. I think that if more of us walked the path that Folake did, we may not come out with the same outlook on life.
Dawn Nelson
A wonderful and very moving book. I am very proud to have a signed copy in my library.
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Folake Taylor is a debut author and an MD. Her motivational book "The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an immigrant" targets women, African Americans and Immigrants. It addresses issues such as identity, self worth, self esteem, success, race, faith, health, weight, nutrition, fitness, single parenthood, teenage pregnancy, and so much more. It also gives an insight into borrowing from other cultures ...more
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