This is my first non-fiction review on the blog! I was invited to join the blog tour for this book and it really interested me so I decided why not?! I’m not going to break up the review like I usually do, I’m just going to kinda ramble on about this book :)
Patricia V. Davis may be the first to tell you she's an expert in failed relationships. But ask any of the readers who helped a post on her advice blog go viral, and they'll say that whether you're wide-eyed twenty-something dreamer, the world's grooviest grandma, or something in between, there's no one better able to help you on your way to becoming a True Diva! (from goodreads.com)
I’ve always been a bit iffy about self-help kinda books but The Diva Doctrine sounded interesting to me so I dived right in :) I’m anxious about self help type books because they always sound so preachy to me and they tend to make huge claims like “Read this book and it will CHANGE YOUR LIFE”. The Diva Doctrine isn’t like that. It’s just a women who has experienced life and just has some views about it. One of my favorite parts of the book was the very first chapter in which the author talks about herself and her background. She explains that she doesn’t claim to know it all, she just has some really helpful tips to any woman who wants to be independent and strong! I would recommend to any woman ever. Now, I want to share one of my favorite quotes and my favorite principle from the 16 principles of the book!
“There are way too many women out there who are like the rodent-eating alien in V – not our friends at all but a creature wearing a disguise, infiltrating our lives, gaining our trust, and all the while just waiting for the moment she can consume us”
THIS IS SO SO TRUE. I’ve never really had many girl friends because of this! Girls are mean. For sure.
“14. When meeting someone new, and he or she seems to be behaving like a tool, show compassion first. If after you display your sincere compassion, they’re still acting like a took, walk away. If they follow you, call the police.”
When I read this, I giggled and then proceeded to read it out loud to my boyfriend. We laughed together and agreed. I am willing to give anyone and everyone a chance. In fact, I probably give many chances. Everyone has their bad days, some people just suck at meeting people. But sometimes it just gets to a point where you have to WALK AWAY. Wonderful advice, Ms. Davis.
Here’s some links about the book! and the book trailer :)