Hello friends! I hope you’re all doing amazingly. Today I’m reviewing Laura Whitmore’s debut, No One Can Change Your Life Except For You, an inspirational and uplifting self-help style memoir.
Publication Date: March 4th 2021
‘When I was a kid the first album I owned was by Wilson Phillips. I remember the lyric from the song Hold On, ‘No one can change your life except for you’. It’s how I’ve chosen to live my life. There is a freedom when you take back control. Stop waiting for someone to save you and do it yourself. I recognise everyone has different levels of struggle but no one just hands you a chance. We don’t have to wait for Prince Charming to rescue us, or wait for the opportunity to come to us. We can be our own heroes. We can create our own dreams.’
Laura Whitmore knows lucky breaks come to those who are ready to step into their own power, even when they’re feeling nervous as hell about it. In No One Can Change Your Life Except For You, she shares her experiences of overcoming heartbreak, body image worries, self-doubt and insecurity.
Laura has learned that optimism, self-belief and learning to accept yourself, will bring you more than anyone else can ever give you. And she shows how her own struggles can help you through yours.
Frank, heartfelt, inspirational and funny, this is a book to remind you that the hero you are looking for is YOU.’ – Goodreads.
Thank you so much to the team at Orion Spring for a free gifted copy of this book!
This is a lovely debut from Laura Whitmore, describing her life and the lessons that she has learnt throughout. Each chapter is titled with a stage of Whitmore’s life: ‘she is strong,’ ‘she is happy,’ ‘she is vulnerable,’ each section giving a poignant insight into what has led Whitmore to where she is today. It’s an incredibly easy read, but thought-provoking as well.
Whitmore’s poetry is interspersed throughout, a particular favourite of mine being ‘A Sad Poem,’ where Whitmore goes through the emotions and feelings that she experienced during one breakup. Each chapter ends with a related reflection and affirmation, ensuring that the reader is left thinking about her words.
There is advice about friendships, relationships, social media etc, and she puts a positive spin on every lesson that she’s learnt. The book is relatable and uplifting – Whitmore takes us on a positive and uplifting journey!
No One Can Change Your Life Except For You feels like a conversation with a friend – helpful, nurturing and kind, it is the perfect easy read for anyone looking to feel that they are not alone.