Weekday Wisdom, Episode 92
For the first time, I am doing a video book review!
Why? Because Emily Ann Peterson’s book Bare Naked Bravery really impressed me. You’ll find my normal text-based review below, along with the video.
Specs for Bare Naked Bravery
Title: Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous
By Author: Emily Ann Peterson
Publisher: Eap Media International
Paperback Page Count: 234 pages
Summary of Bare Naked Bravery
In general, this book is part memoir, but mostly educational about how to grow your own courage and bare naked bravery. The author, Emily Ann, goes through all these different types of bravery, and how you can exercise and practice those types of bravery. And she peppers the book with stories from her own life of how she discovered and grew her own bare naked bravery.
What I liked about Bare Naked Bravery
I really enjoyed this book. Not only is it fun to read, and emotionally moving, it’s well written. I felt like Emily Ann was talking to me through the pages. When you open this book, it is like she enters your home and has a conversation with you about her life, what she’s learned, and how you can apply what she’s learned to your own life. It is an easy read.
What I also like about this book is that it stretches the common concepts of courage and bravery. It stretches into areas where you might not think that something is bravery, but it is. And when you see it from her viewpoint you realize, “Oh my gosh! I’ve been brave all these years and had no clue.” That is one of the best things about this book.
What I didn’t like about Bare Naked Bravery
There are places in the book where I felt I could have used a little bit more information. Sometimes, what she’s talking about is so ingrained into who she is and her experience, I’m not sure I can relate or that I fully understood what she was talking about. I may have to read the book again. But it would’ve been nice if it was clear up front.
What I’d Love to See in the Second Edition
I would love to see — and maybe she’s already done this because I haven’t checked out the book bonuses yet — is checklists at the end of each chapter going over what was covered in each chapter. Something like, “These are the exercises you can do. Have you done them? Check. Check. Check. Check.” And, maybe make them downloadable, as well. I think that would really help people embody what she’s teaching here.
Go out and buy this book. If you are female, you will totally get this book. If you are male, there might be parts of it that you don’t connect with — it really depends on how in touch with your feminine side you are. However, I still think it’s worth reading for men. There are passages in the book that apply to the human condition, not just the female condition.
I highly recommend grabbing your own copy, because it is a very good read. And, if you don’t get anything educational out of it, you’ll definitely be entertained, because Emily Ann has a really interesting story to tell and she tells it well in this book.
Rating: 5 out of 5
As probably can tell from what I’ve written so far, I’m giving Bare Naked Bravery five out of five stars. I highly, highly recommend this book. Grab your copy now!
NOTE: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve read a past book reviews, you’ll know that I don’t pull my punches when I believe they are warranted. I also try to provide balanced information so you can make your own decision to read or not read the book, even if you disagree with my opinion.
And I really hope that you enjoyed this video. If you did please give it a thumbs up on YouTube and let me know in a comment below.