Book Review: Wise Women Don’t Worry

Dr. Jane Claypool, best book list, Wise Women Don't Worry, Wise Women Don't Sing The BluesWise Women Don’t Worry, Wise Women Don’t Sign the Blues, by Jane Claypool. Sometimes a title is the best part of a book and sometimes it is just the tip of awesomeness. I LOVED this book. I read it awhile ago right after a sad break up. I was bummed about that, a job I didn’t like, and relative lack of direction with life. This book was therapeutic and a wake up call as the author shares her own un-sugarcoated experiences with life. This part of her story ends well for her, but not after learning many lessons the hard way. As if there is another way!

The author delves into her personal alcoholism, weight struggles, divorce, being a single mom, struggling to pursue a writing career and all this decades ago when women were just gaining rights to be treated as equal citizens. She succeeds and she does so with lots of falling down and a little bit of grace. Because the topics and the age of the author I recommend this book for women over the age of 25. I wouldn’t have liked it when I was 21 because I could not have related to how life is as much a journey of learning who we are, as the adventures that shape who we become.

Though the book is written with a metaphysical theme, it didn’t get preachy, and didn’t contain mystical secrets or new age fluff. It was a book I could not put down. I felt happy reading this book and it made going through that breakup so much easier. I was able to look past my current unhappiness and think about what life would hold for me. The book also includes some great affirmations that have been really useful for me. I have had the joy of meeting Jane in real life and she really is a wise woman. The book is available at NewThoughtWorks.net

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  1. Thanks for linking this in. We are now getting a lovely collection of book links. I have just signed up to follow you on Google Reader. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers

    Ps Feel free to link a couple more books in!

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