Book Review - Stuff You Already Know: And Everybody Should by Gina DeLapa
Truth and insight don't have to be complex. Gina DeLapa illustrates that quite well in her book Stuff You Already Know: And Everybody Should. This is a short book that offers up insights, both deep and humorous. While it won't take long to read, a number of the "stuffs" will stick around for a long time in your mind and actions.
DeLapa started this book as a way to pass along some of her wisdom to her nephew. It grew from a random collection of notes and thoughts to a list of 437 short entries that carry far more weight than the number of words that they contain. Some are things that you should do, such as #93 (Make sure the people you love and appreciate know they are loved and appreciated). Others are ways to view life that can make a significant difference for yourself and others, like #70 (Never rob someone of their moment - their hope, joy, dignity, enthusiasm. Don't let anyone rob you of yours.) Others are just quirky (#116 - If you don't recognize the name or number, don't answer the phone) and humorous (#233 - At least once in your life, live near a Trader Joe's.) Regardless of category or intent, they're all worth reading and considering.
It's true that you *should* already know this stuff. Unfortunately, we all need reminders to get back to the things that really matter (or to laugh at those things that don't.) If you get the chance, spend an hour or so with Stuff You Already Know. It won't take long to read, but you may well find yourself returning to it and seeing things you didn't see before (but really need right then).
Obtained From: Publicist