If you don't know I am obsessed with everything Bethenny Frankel. I think she is adorable and tells it like it is. I love her frankness :) and her drive to accomplish it all. I have many of her Skinnygirl products (I'll probably do a review of them one of these days)
Any how I recently read her book A Place Of Yes
It was actually a really great read. Bethenny definitely has some great points in her story. Her advice is very sound.
Get rid of all of your noise (expectations and baggage).
I really think this is crucial for being successful. You can't achieve anything by believing that you don't have to change or get rid of things from your past. It is holding onto all of our baggage that makes it difficult to sort through life. She has a great story and although I didn't identify with all of it, she makes you feel accepted and not rejected. I love that she places so much value on being a mother and a wife. I know that she loves business, but she really really values her private life. I admire her, I must say. She really has that American dream story of going after what you want and being successful at it.
Her top 10 rules are really common sense, advice that you have been given before, but never follow. I remember giving advice to a friend of mine about not dragging along a guy, just Own it that you don't like him and move on (own it is one of her rules). She didn't listen and the poor guy got bruised along the way.
Her points about noise are really true. You have to identify your idea of 'normal' and not try to make everyone like you. Its important to have an identity, but compromise (and communication) is the base of any friendship.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I really really enjoyed it!!!
I am very excited about reading Skinnydipping, her novel.