Note to Self
This book is for the die-hard Gayle-King fan or someone who needs an introduction to inspirational books. The title of this book is relevant for the word “Note” since this book looks pieced together with post-it notes. It is a slim volume. Many of the Notes to Self have been related many times before. There is not much new or inspirational in this volume.
One would have expected author King to put more of an effort into this book and not just count on name recognition. She is an articulate and intelligent commentator and editor, but this book does not reflect those qualities. The premise of the book is that celebrities write to their younger selves words of wisdom to guide their life–a great premise that proves that there is not much advice to give. Some of the bon mots are “stop drinking soda,” “thinking deeply was never one of your favorite activities,” and “work hard.” At a certain point, I was in disbelief of what I was reading. And not one word from Ms. King to her younger self. A disappointment.
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|Page Count||162 pages|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
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