An Affair to Remember Review
We get the sense that the author of the book, “An Affair to Remember” is struggling with what it means to be a woman. I really liked her book, though, and I enjoyed her posts on the blog she has set up at blog.billieeilish.com. Billie’s goal in setting up her own blog was to gain recognition among the women in her life for sharing stories, experiences, and the power of being a woman in this crazy world we live in.
I think her goal is for us to look to her for inspiration, inspiration that can encourage us in our journey of self-discovery as young women. She also has a goal for us to help people of all ages understand what it means to be a woman. She believes that this can be done through sharing stories, advice, and love. Reading this book, you can see that she has made an effort to be honest, empathetic, and compassionate.
The writing style of the book is very refreshingly different from other women’s books out there today. You may think this is an obvious statement to make, but I find it a refreshing change. You may be familiar with books that have a “this is how you are to women” tone. It’s almost as if these books want to force us to be one way or another and point out how terrible we can be when we don’t conform to some rulebook. These books also forget that in order to be happy, you need to be happy.
There is no pretending in this book. Billie is able to be so honest about herself because she knows who she is and what she is trying to do. This isn’t some kind of self-indulgent notion. Billie really wants to reach out to others in order to find hope and not despair. She seems to see these things as a form of revenge, but really it’s just apart of her personality.
When I read this book, I wanted to do something similar. I wanted to tell others the truth and inspire them to stand tall. If we all stood tall for each other, we would be able to view each other in a new light.
This book can really be viewed as a warning for young women. In fact, in the “before” chapter, Billie explains exactly what she wants her “post-affair” story to be like. I feel like in this book, she is teaching us to be that way as well.
I don’t want to say this book will give you the right answers in a few weeks. However, I do believe if you will just sit down and start reading this book, you’ll be in a much better place.
While I didn’t like this book, I really wanted to like it. I felt like the author really wanted to make a difference and really wanted to inspire other women. Hopefully, the book has been able to achieve this.
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