Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Too Blessed to Be Stressed" Blog Tour & Contest

About the book:

Do your to do lists have footnotes? Has your fam suggested a rabies shot because your bite has surpassed Rover’s? Maybe it’s time for a healthy dose of truth gift-wrapped in humor.

With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora M. Coty addresses the heart-needs of desperate women drowning in the churning everyday stress-pool of busyness.

In Too Blessed to Be Stressed, you’ll find simple, practical steps for attaining the peace that you crave as you struggle with the stresses of finances, health, career, relationships, self-image and family. You’ll discover healing, refreshment, and revitalization for your own spirit, body and mind through heart-changing real life stories, biblically based insights, and short chapters for on-the-run convenience.

About the Author

Debora M. Coty is a humorist, columnist, speaker, writing workshop instructor, and award-winning author of over 100 internationally published articles and ten inspirational books. She has also contributed short stories and devotionals to numerous anthologies. Debora's passion is sharing her offbeat blend of humor and hope, wit and near-wisdom with women of all ages. As a piano teacher for twenty years, she acquired the skill of auditory long-suffering and has helped countless people as an occupational therapist specializing in orthopedics for over three decades. Mother of two grown children, Debora currently lives and loves in central Florida with her husband and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway. Her website is: http://deboracoty.com/.

My Take

I was excited to get this book for review, since my life is so full these days. But, I think I was expecting a little too much. To me, this book was more anecdotal rather than a deep study on sources of stress and how to deal with them. While the author did delve into some serious areas, I felt the overall tone to be more of a ‘hints and tips’ feel rather than probing into the real heart issues that go along with busyness and stress.

As I have mentioned before in my reviews, I really don’t relate to the ‘girlfriend’ talk in books like this. (Calling me ‘girlfriend’ and ‘sister’ as I am reading a book is a surefire way to get me to put down said book. I’m sure some women like to read this type of book. I am not one of those women. “To each their own.”)
I read this book from cover to cover in about three sittings (since I was reviewing it, and I had a deadline), and because of that, I don’t think I got as much out of it as I could have. It would have been better for me to read this as a daily devotional. I think reading a short chapter every day would have made the book better overall. Reading it all at once made the whole thing feel disjointed at times.
I did enjoy the quotes at the end of each chapter. They were funny and relatable.
If you pick up this book, I suggest reading it a little at a time in order to get more out of it.
I will give Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Debra M. Coty … 3 BookWorms.

The Contest
To celebrate the release of her latest laugh-out-loud book, Too Blessed to Be Stressed, Debora Coty is hosting the Too Blessed to Be Stressed KINDLE Giveaway!

Debora has created a “Too Blessed” prize package worth over $150! One grand prize winner will receive:

* A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen

* Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Debora Coty (for KINDLE)

To enter just click one of the icons below. Hurry! The giveaway ends August 25th. Winner will be announced on the evening of the 18th during Debora's De-Stress Facebook Party! Debora will be hosting a "life-preserver" chat (it’s okay if you haven’t read the book – who knows, you might WIN a copy!), testing trivia skills, swapping funny stories, handing out some decom-stress tips, and giving away tons of great stuff! (Chocolate, books, and more!) Hope to see you there. Bring your friends and join the fun on August 25th at 5:00 PM PST (6 PM MDT, 7 PM CDT, & 8 PM EDT).

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Books through LitFuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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