4/10/12

Book Review: If You Ever Need Me, I Won't Be Far Away by Bruce Rosen

Bruce Rosen has written a very insightful memoir in "If You Ever Need Me, I Won't Be Far Away." In this highly personal journal-style book, the reader follows the author through the highs and lows of life. While seeking to discover more about himself and his life, he details how he met and married his wife, and describes the emptiness of the fading of romance with her. He tells the story of his mother, an obviously integral part of his life, whose death changes his perspective forever. The reader follows him through different situations and relationships with others that impact him in different ways. As he struggles with life and the many decisions he faces, he bares his deepest thoughts.
Rosen's book is definitely interesting, but I almost felt like I was reading as a voyeur reading a diary I wasn't supposed to find. At over 600 pages, it takes a while to read the entire book. It flows well and he is an excellent writer. I liked the many references to music in the book and was familiar with many of his song references. I recommend it, especially if you like to read people's memoirs.
Disclosure: I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.


Rosen's Six Ways to Find More Joy in Life:
1. Let joy in.
2. Give and receive, gracefully.
3. Repent, learn, let go of guilt, and move on.
4. Do what you love, even in small ways—in any way possible.
5. Laugh more.
6. Let go of your cares and worries.
Source: www.almarosepublishing.com
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