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My Year of Living Fearlessly

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Amber Karlins has been busy scaring herself senseless. All in an effort to face those fears that have placed limitations on her life. Doing "Stand-up" comedy, taking a fire-eating lesson, encountering an alligator, up close! And instead of swimming with dolphins, the author jumped into the tank with... sharks! The result is a year's worth of hilarious misadventures.
Paperback, 325 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Gollehon Books
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Amber
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
In compliance with FTC guidelines, I am disclosing in this review that I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I applaud Ms. Karlins for her year of living fearlessly and moreso for writing and publishing a book about it. That being said at times I was personally a little disappointed in what "challenges" constituted "living fearlessly." Despite sharing a first name and being separated by only a few years in age I often felt that I couldn't be more different from the author. I
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Jana
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book. The author's great sense of humor kept me entertained - there were some laugh out loud moments. It also made me think about how I can live more fearlessly - maybe not quite to the extreme that she did - I doubt I will be swimming with sharks anytime soon - but it did get me thinking about letting go of some of my own insecurities. I think what I really took away from it was not letting your fear of failure get in the way of trying things that interest you. The only th ...more
Lyssa
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Fun reading about the things she found to do, but to me some of them didn't fit into the "living fearlessly" mold. Cooking a turkey? Some didn't even seem to fit the definition of doing the activity (see camping and alligator wrestling). Don't get me wrong - I'm very happy that someone as phobic as she seems to be was able to accomplish so many things outside of her comfort zone. I suppose if I were reading this as a blog I'd be able to overlook spelling and punctuation errors, but when put out ...more
Jessica
Nov 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Won this book in a FirstReads giveaway.

I thought this book was just ok. I couldn't really commit myself to reading more than three or four of her experiences at a time. It just felt like it dragged on. Although I think it takes a good amount of bravery to tackle and face head on everything you might have a fear of. It did have its entertaining moments, but read more like an amateur blog. It wasn’t really my type of book, but I know others out there will enjoy it immensely.

I hope Miss Karlins co
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Michelle
Oct 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and inspiring. Her year of living fearlessly makes me want to take more chances in my own life. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys laughing and I will certainly be rereading it soon. I won this book through a Goodreads Giveaway but if I had come across in in a bookstore I would have bought it without a second thought.
Jacqueline
Nov 04, 2011 marked it as to-read
I look forward to reading this book, should be interesting :O)
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Oct 10, 2011 rated it liked it
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