Thursday, June 12, 2014

Life Is What It Is Book Review

You are going to really enjoy this book! It's a collection of stories that a writer for an opinion column in a newspaper writes about the people who live in her small town called Life Is What It Is written by Lisa Sugarman.
We expend massive amounts of energy in pursuit of perfection. If only we could never make mistakes or encounter unpleasant obstacles, oh, wouldn't life be just perfect? Maybe, but it would also be static, unfulfilling, and really, really boring. 
Humorist Lisa Sugarman knows that life is a work in progress. She knows what we all suspect—life is at its best when it's fluid, unpredictable, and gloriously imperfect. And if this means life sometimes turns ugly and unpleasant, it only makes the good times that much sweeter. 
Author of opinion column It Is What It Is, Lisa embraces reality, not perfection. We're supposed to be imperfect. We're meant to screw up, make bad decisions, and lose our way. We can't control everything that life throws at us, but we can control how we react to it. 
With the right attitude and a little guidance from Lisa, anyone can be happy and fulfilled most of the time. Her collection of funny, inspiring, and sometimes poignant columns reminds us that life is not a straight line, even on the best of days, and it's the twists in the road which make the journey so beautiful.
This is a very funny book about things that go on inside a small town and how one person has an opinion on EVERYTHING! I live in such a small town, so I know all about these type of columns in the local newspaper and you just gotta love the humor in the stories.
Some are probably embellished a little to make them more bizarre but don't make any mistakes, they really did happen and there is a grain of salt in every single story. I have never laughed so much! You will get a kick out of seeing what goes on in little town, USA and it might remind you of where you live also.
We all have our opinions so this might even hit close to home and if it does, just laugh with the story and enjoy this one writer's story telling which is her opinion of what is going on at any given moment in her town.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Lisa Sugarman works, lives, and writes in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a small town of twenty thousand people crammed onto a small peninsula just north of Boston. She knows just about everyone in town, giving her a unique perspective as an opinion columnist for the local newspaper.

Lisa received her bachelor of arts with honors from Salem State University in 1991 and attended Emerson College's MA in Writing, Literature & Publishing program. Since 1991 she has written for a number of Boston-area newspapers, including: the Canton Journal, the Randolph Herald, the Hingham Journal, the Cohasset Mariner, the Swampscott Reporter, the Jewish Journal, the Sharon Advocate, and the Stoughton Journal. Most recently, she has authored the semi-regular opinion column It Is What It Is for The Marblehead Reporter and other GateHouse Media, Inc. publications since 2009.

Married to Dave, her high-school sweetheart, Lisa has two daughters, Riley and Libby.


Bella Flores said...

thank you for this giveaway if i was to win I will give it to my mom i think she will love this book, i would to but i think it would really be good book for her. we don't have a colum here we live in a somewhat small town and they just don't have that type of stuff. thank you so much

Misha Estrada said...

I do believe we have a column. We also have letters to the editor, which are often good for a laugh.

Debs Desk said...

I would love to read this book. Please include me in your giveaway.

Gala said...

Thank you for another great book giveaway. We have a column in our local newspaper.

Anita Yancey said...

We don't have an Opinion column in our paper. Thanks for having the giveaway.