Not what I was expecting

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I wish that I could give half stars because this book was better than ok but not great for me- so 3.5 star rating. I am not generally a self help reader although I own several that I keep meaning to get to at some point. This book by Michal Oshman was intriguing to me because of the way she tied her experiences to her religion. I am also not a religious person but the more spiritual aspect of religion is interesting to me. So what I liked about this book is that each chapter starts with a Jewish word and description and that she uses this throughout to tell her story. I enjoyed learning more about her faith and how she uses it to relate to every day experiences. This book felt more like a memoir than self help so that is where it loses a bit for me. She frequently admits that she has led a privileged life and some of her stories fall flat for this reason. Overall I think it is worth the read but more memoir/autobiography than self help.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for a review.