Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Man Who Risked It All Book Review


 About the Book
Looking down from the Eiffel Tower, Alan Greenmor stands on the edge, determined to end it all. As he prepares to jump, his thoughts are interrupted by a cough. To his right is a mysterious stranger in a dark suit, smoking a cigar. This is Yves Dubreuil. The person who will change Alan’s life.
Dubreuil convinces Alan to reconsider his plans, with one caveat: instead of ending his life, he will give his life over to Dubreuil. In return, Dubreuil promises to teach Alan the secrets to happiness and success.
And so, Alan embarks on a wild ride of self-discovery. From a humiliating fiasco at a Parisian bakery, to finding the strength to assert himself in his company’s boardroom, Alan learns to overcome his deepest fears and self-doubts, face life’s unexpected twists and turns, take crazy risks, and fully accept himself in the process. (Goodreads)

 My Review

What an intriguing book, at least at the start. A man is about to end his life and gets interrupted by a man who says he can change his life. This book takes the reader on a quest to find that there is more to life and we have the ability to change. This book really delves into the psychology of the mind, which I liked but by the end of the book I needed a break. This book is very detailed and it really goes into Alan's work (the main character). He is an accountant and works with numbers and this got a bit annoying that I wanted to skip these parts but some are relevant to the story line. The overall story is set in Paris which I really loved and the author knows how to describe things that I felt like I was there. This is not a short read or a light one, but if you need a more in depth thinking type story this book is for you! 

*Note: there is some language and s*xual references.

"I received this book from Hay House Publishers for free in exchange for an honest review."

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