Book Review | The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue
Author: Deb Scott
Do you live in an upside down world where the sky is green and the grass is blue? Did you grow up in a dysfunctional family, suffer from depressions, been betrayed by someone you trusted and loved, questioned the existence of God, asked why bad things were happening to you, lost all your financial savings or want to be happy? If you answered yes to any of those questions than you and the author Deb Scott have something in common. She has done all of those and more.
In the first four pages Deb asks herself why you should read this book. What is different about it and what she has to offer you? She is honest and candid about her struggles. I love that she says “I may not be academically approved like Dr. Phil, or a rich and famous Oprah, or possess that “listen to me” media power of Bill O’Reily, but most of us don’t. What I do bring to the table is the proof and evidence that anyone who seeks to live in peace, on purpose, and be happy regardless of outside circumstances, can change their life for the better.” It is nice to read a book with that kind of positive attitude.
Deb provides many resources in the pages of this book. There are websites to explore, 12 step programs I’d never heard of and people who have been there, done that and can help you get through it too. She is warm and caring and you can tell in the first few pages that by the end of the book if you met her in real life she would probably be a great friend.
The Sky is Green And The Grass is Blue is a self help book that doesn’t preach to you on what you are doing wrong. It encourages self reflection and gives you resources for change. Some of the exercises are difficult to work through but isn’t that the point of a self help book? Change can be difficult. The book itself is easy to read, flows well and will most likely become one you return to again and again.
I received a copy of this book to review but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own.