Saturday, April 8, 2017

THE BIG LIFE BY ANN SHOKET - BOOK REVIEW

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review today, this one is the non-fiction, self-help book, The Big Life by Ann Shoket. Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me a copy of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


This book was a little outside my usual realm of reading - it's a collection of essays about life, mostly as a millennial, in today's world, both professionally and personally.

I can definitely see where this book would be really insightful for fellow young women to help guide and reassure. I think my problem with it was it was just a little bit too old for me. I'm still in university and most of the book dealt with getting that first Big Job or finding the One. I definitely thought the information given was interesting, and the stories and anecdotes were great, but I'm just not quite at that point in my life yet.

One thing I did find a little, I guess odd, was the fact that the author was in her forties. Don't get me wrong, she had some great insight on a senior professional level, especially within the magazine/editor world, which interests me. But something just felt a little off about taking advice on how to get somewhere as a millennial from someone who wasn't a millennial.

Some of the essays were really interesting, and I enjoyed the book as a whole, but I just didn't take away as much from it as I had hoped.

Overall, insightful, but not for me.