Description:Midlife Crash Course-The Journey From Crisis To Full Creative Power by Gail C. Feldman, PHD was a personal story of survival as much as it was a self-help book for anyone who needs to empower themselves. Gail's story was an emotional journey into her human experience: a painful divorce after a 35 year marriage, a series of accidents that left her both physically and psychologically wounded, failed relationships, and a devastating depression, followed by her rise to power over herself and her past. This book is all about overcoming obstacles, and she definitely proves that it is more than a possibility.
Midlife Crash Course was an honest story of one woman's constant battle with life's unexpected challenges. I was surprised to find that Gail was so open about her struggles, especially about her vulnerabilities. It was very touching and real, which was refreshing since most self-help type books profess to the reader instead of opening up and showing the reality. How can someone help themselves or anyone else if they aren't honest and open about their own problems and feelings? That is why I appreciated Gail's approach; she has a no-holds-barred way of describing her struggles while still helping the reader to find their footing with their own challenges. I enjoyed the writing and the overall theme of hope, even when her life seemed to be falling apart. The only thing that bothered me was that, at times, instead of a conversational tone, I felt that the writing became more clinical, harder for the reader to relate. Overall, I got Gail's message, and I liked the road she took her readers down. I recommend Midlife Crash Course to anyone who believes in the power to overcome whatever obstacles present themselves.
Rating: Bounty's Out (3.5/5)
***I received this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaways (Vantage Point Books) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.