A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life
BETHENNY FRANKEL’S no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is personality won over countless fans, and made her a nationally bestselling author and the star of her own hit Bravo show Bethenny Getting Married? Now Bethenny opens up and s...more
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While I agree with Bethenny that we should all be aware of when saying "yes" is the right thing to do, even if it's a bit scary, I was put off by her trying to place herself as a woman who's overcome a lot of obstacles. While it's true that her parents were less than mature and not always loving, Be ...more
I watched "some" of the Houswives series,but could not take the encouragement of these ladies to live beyond their means (so many facing court and foreclosures due to overexpenditure.) The book was pleasant as a quasi-autobiography. Her self-help principles are sound, but I would quibble they are "not for all." But what is? I think this might be most helpful for women in their late twenties to late forties. For an older woman? For someone in dire poverty? The shifts she expounds are hopeless. So ...more
I did get some of HER story which was what I was expecting; where she came from and how she got where she is. The book also reinforced beliefs I already had... "everything happens for a reason", and "everyones 'normal' is different and most likely clashes with your idea of 'normal'" It also solidified that sometimes you have to let people go that did not bring positi ...more
I really liked the beginning of the book. It was strong and very concise.
Overall the quality of the writing was only okay, but she's not a professi ...more
I was really excited to read this book because, frankly, I wasn’t super in love with her other books. I thought Naturally Thin was a naturally thin disguise of her (admitted) problems with food packaged as a non-diet healthy approach to eating. I fel ...more
I’m hesitant to even write a review about this book, knowing that no words I use could possibly do justice to describing how amazing, uplifting, and inspirational it is. The introduction alone was all it took to make me completely hooked. I was instantly inspired. I felt immediately stronger and more self-assured. And I wanted to keep reading so this feeling would last.
Of course, this book helped teach me that *I* control my feelings—so I could choose to remain ...more
I found myself having a hard time finishing it.
She repeated herself a lot in the book and it felt like she just skipped all around and it didn't flow well.
Having said that, I did still find some great quotes and I will share them below:
If you don't get out there and let people know who you are and what you want and what you can do, you may never find the job or house or relationship or whatever ...more
Many of the rules Be ...more
This is not really a self-help book, though it is marketed as such. It's really Bethenny' ...more
There were some aspects about th ...more
Theeeen I let it sit and gather dust in my browsing bin as I hit the auto-renew button on my CPL account (most dangerous button ever...keeps me from ever finishing any books on schedule....but I digress....).
Finally, I pick it up today. Then I take it to the gym as I do cardio downstairs. Then I read it as I walk home from boxing. Then I devour the rest of the book now, before bed.
I'm ashamed. I really liked it, guys.
I mean, B ...more
In the lengthy and bland Introduction which takes 29 pages, I read about her perspective on law of attraction (coincidentally, I was reading Rhonda Byrne's The Power last week) and her opinion is that thinking positive is not the only tool to achieve success. OK, I kinda' agree with that. And then, as the introduction goes on and on about what a place of yes is and da la da dee...I w ...more
Don't judge me - I grabbed it on impulse at the library while waiting for a few other audiobooks to come in. It's entertaining enough so far.
I don't watch the Housewives show but I know who Bethenney Frankel is from tabloids. I expected absolutely nothing from this book, but it honestly wasn't bad. I think if I had read this in print form I wouldn't have liked it, but listening to her read her life story was fairly entertaining. She even made me la ...more
Huh. I was expecting this book to be better written and not full of so many cliches. If you want to read this book because you like Bethanny Frankel and are curious about her life (like me), don't bother. Yes, she shares some parts of her life, but everything seemed so guarded and generalized that I came away not lear ...more
This book provides that "light at the end of the tunnel" to conquer many of life's greatest challenges from motherhood, to daughterhood, to wifehood, to professionalhood.
I really enjoyed Bethenny's sense of humor throughout all and really reminded me to stay positive an ...more
Frankel, who calls herself a "health foodie” and attended ...more