Weather & The Bottom of the Pool | 2020 #11 & #12

It felt appropriate to block Weather and The Bottom of the Pool: Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results because they both feel like they just didn’t quite hit the mark for me.

Weather is a bit to ~psychological~ for me. If you take a look at the reviews for this book, you either like it a lot – or you really don’t. I think that I fall somewhere in the middle.

I did enjoy how the author used current (2016) events to set the scene and drive the plot – both political, social, and actual weather that she’s weathering. I think Offill is a good author and I enjoyed her layering of theme and humor, but I tend to lean more toward books that are fairly plot driven and this isn’t one of those books.

I think that Barbara (a reviewer on Goodreads) sums up my thoughts quite nicely.

The only way that I can describe this book is that it’s full of great wisdom… but could have been about a third of the size. I found this book so be very repetitive – again, repetitive of an insightful concept, but about 100 pages too long.

Here’s the basic idea: the only way to have new and different and better results is to do things in a new and different and better way.

I did enjoy the author’s voice – you can tell he’s a motivational speaker by trade. Andrews does have a good selection of strong examples, too!

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