Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Think For Yourself: Review and Giveaway

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Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by the author through Pump up Your Books Virtual Blog Tour. The views expressed here and honest and is in no way influenced by the author or the Marketing group.

Synopsis via Amazon.com

We live in a unique time in this world, a time when the information age has brought the world much closer together. With this sharing of information and resources comes great opportunity, but there are some drawbacks as well. Global standardization has in many ways, contributed to the homogenization of numerous aspects of life. Individuality has been lost in many cases and its continued decline comes at a heavy price for some. People's willingness to follow the crowd and fall in line behind "the next greatest thing" or "popular thought trend" has fostered this decline in individuality and free thinking. Mankind needs to embrace our individuality and our individual differences, as well as the similarities that come to light during the sharing of information in these modern "Global times". This book attempts to shed some light on the subject and encourages all to "Think for Yourself" in your daily navigation in today's Global society.

My review

Sometimes, the simplest things in life are not so simple for some of us. When I say simple I mean the ability for us to question what we are taught and to speak up for ourselves. In Think for Yourself, David Charles discusses these fundamental issues and help us to understand their importance in our lives.

The theme of the book is to help foster the idea that people should never conform to society’s way of doing things. It encourages the reader to become an informed individual by questioning everything. I thought that the message that the book offered was very fitting especially since we live in an era where we are all heavily influenced by the media. It tells us how to look, dress and speak and it also helps to enforce what is accepted in society and what’s not. However in Think For Yourself, the author forces us to avoid manipulation, think outside of the box and to be bold.

The book is approximately 96 pages,  is very straight forward  and is broken down into several sections such as Work, Family, Money, Self- Esteem and Common Sense so that the reader can pinpoint areas that they would like to work on in their own lives. For people who are taught to think for themselves and question everything, this book will simply reinforce what you already know. However for those of us who wish to acquire these skills then Think For Yourself will make a good, informative and light read.

David Charles is currently on tour as part of the Pump Up Your Books Blog Tour. He will be available for an author chat over at Bookventures Book Club for one (1) week, from June 4th to June 11th. If you have any questions for David or you would like to get some more information about his book, visit the author chat and leave your questions. Then you can check back occasionally for his response. Be sure to prepare your questions and participate as much as you like.

Giveaway

The author has graciously provided one (1) copy of his book for the giveaway. To win this copy, here’s what you have to do:

-Subscribe to the blog via Email, Twitter or Google Friend Connect.

-Leave a comment along with your email address. If I don’t have an email address then I can’t contact you if you win.

The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (sorry guys but I promise to have an international giveaway soon). The winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be announced on June 3rd (so hurry up and enter).

Good Luck everyone and thanks so much for entering.

CymLowell

8 comments:

A Musing Mother said...

I'd like to read this book. I also have some giveaways at my site if you're interested.
www.amusingreviews.blogspot.com

ntaylor228 at yahoo dot com

Mystee said...

I think this would be a great read. I follow through GFC :)

majik.of.mystee(at)gmail.com

Cym Lowell said...

Count me in!

Thanks for the opportunity-
CYM

cymlowell@gmail.com

Monique said...

Hello. Stopping by from Book Review Wednesday!
Monique
www.armsofasister.com
Count me in for the win.
monique dot burkes at gmail dot com

JHS. said...

I also reviewed Think for Yourself, but I absolutely despised this book! I could not, in good conscience, recommend it.

JHS
Colloquium

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this, and I follow on gfc.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Tea said...

I would love to learn how to really think for myself without feeling guilty about not choosing another person's ideas.

teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

sharon54220 said...

This book sounds very interesting and sounds like something that I really need.

I'm a GFC follower.

Thanks for the chance.

sharon54220@gmail.com

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