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Blaze Your Own Trail: An Interactive Guide to Navigating Life with Confidence, Solidarity and Compassion

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A modern, feminist take on the classic choose-your-own-journey book, inspiring readers to embrace the fact that there is no singular right path - just your own!

So many women enter their adult lives believing that they should know where they are going and how to get there. This can make life decisions feel intimidating and overwhelming. While some choices that lie ahead are
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Anna Watt
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Do you ever read one of those books where you're just like, "Yes! This is EXACTLY what I need right now!" The different stories and outcomes in this refreshing take on a women's self-help career and life book, are incredibly validating, helpful, and fun! I am currently staring at my own fork in the road between two huge life changing decisions and every day I spend so much energy searching for the one right answer and I’m constantly seeking external validation, just like the protagonist in this ...more
Kt
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Accessible, relatable and smart, Blaze Your Own Trail reinforces that there’s no one right path in life. The choose your own journey format demonstrated the infinite possibilities we face in a fresh — and fun ! — way that had me re-reading it the second I finished to explore my other potential endings. It’s rare for a first person narrative to feel so inclusive but that’s where Bastian’s professional experience shines. Combined with her clear joy in embracing her self-described “crooked trail” ...more
Julie
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to be a beta reader as Rebekah is a dear friend and we’re in a bookclub together. What I loved about this exploration of the various paths life can take, is that there’s no “right” answer. As an older reader (I’m in my 40s) I saw paths that I might have taken as a 22 yo that I didn’t - because at the time I was very focused on where I thought I needed to go. So it was fun to take those paths and imagine what might have been.
Bette Yozell
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Blaze Your Own Trail is such an important read, especially for women starting out on a career/life path, as well as those making a change. By following stories of various examples, I was impressed with the feeling that there is no wrong choice. Each scenario is written with humor and compassion, and backed up with statistics. It couldn't stop reading!
Krystal Barghelame
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a fun and powerful read! Through the choose-your-own-adventure format, Blaze Your Own Trail reminds us that there many unpredictable yet happy endings to our own stories. It also allowed me to reflect on—and renew my confidence in—the many decisions I've made that have led me to where I am now. I blazed through it, and would highly recommend to folks at any stage of their lives/careers.
Rebekah Bastian
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this book, so am obviously biased (it's definitely somewhere between 1 star and 5 stars ;)). I'm so excited for it to be released on 2/11/20 so I can hear what others think of it! If you're intrigued, please add it to your "to read" list... and then let me know what you thought!
Talie
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Disclosure - I received this book as a promotion for the author who gave a talk at my workplace. This will not affect my review.

This is a quick read and fun to zip by the years of a possible life by reading a few pages for each big stage. Much geared for someone finishing school or in her first few years of work, or possibly part of the way toward the big job she aspires most for. Each chapter, while short, are detailed enough to draw you in and each contain a few statistics related to that
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“I hope you walk away from this book feeling more confident in blazing your trail without knowing exactly where it is going, that you experience solidarity by realizing how many of us are persevering through similar challenges, and that you build compassion for the journeys that we are all on.” 0 likes
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