Wednesday, April 29, 2015
A to Z April: Y Reviews - The Year of Yes by Dahvana Headley/Yes Man by Danny Wallace
At first I only had one book I thought I could talk about, but then I went back and realized that one of the two I'm talking about today I read before I started this blog. So I can share it. And the common theme? Both actually have to do with saying "yes".
"Why not go out on a date with everyone who asks you? Plenty of reasons. They might be crazy. They might be creepy. They might be something other than what you're looking for. But then again, how would you know? Isn't love supposed to be blind? Isn't it supposed to be about who the person really is, not about what they look like?"
The Year of Yes is an account of one woman's quest to find a man she can stand (for longer than a couple of hours). Frustrated by her own pitiful taste, writer Maria Headley decided to leave her love life up to fate, going out with everyone who asked her: homeless men, taxi drivers and yes, even a couple of women. Opening her heart and mind to the possibility that her perfect match might be the person she least expected, she spent twelve months dating most of New York City.
Recently single, Danny Wallace was falling into loneliness and isolation. When a stranger on a bus advises, "Say yes more," Wallace vows to say yes to every offer, invitation, challenge, and chance.
In Yes Man, Wallace recounts his months-long commitment to complete openness with profound insight and humbling honesty. Saying yes takes Wallace into a new plane of existence: a place where money comes as easily as it goes, nodding a lot can lead to a long weekend overseas with new friends, and romance isn't as complicated as it seems. Yes eventually leads to the biggest question of all: "Do you, Danny Wallace, take this woman . . ."
Yes Man is inspiring proof that a little willingness can take anyone to the most wonderful of places.
Have you read either of these? Have you seen the movie, Yes Man with Jim Carrey? Do you think you could try the "yes" for a year in order to do something like this? And don't forget, only one more day after today to enter my giveaway!
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