Book Notes: Fight Like A Girl | The Princessa by Harriet Rubin

Fighting with someone you love is no different than fighting with someone you dislike – both threaten your security in some way.

Whether it is a lover who is threatened by your strength, a co-worker who is threaten by your skills and your unique ability to get the other employees to assist on a project, your bff, or a hater who just can’t stand that you exist on the same planet- it’s all the same fight.

And when ignoring is not enough and it comes time to fight, Harriet Rubin, author of The Princessa says it is okay to fight like a girl.

In fact, whenever anyone has been successful at winning a war or battle, such as Ghandi they’ve fought like a girl. Men can also fight like girls and when they do – they win.

And that goes for war you may be waging such as the one we most frequently find ourselves in when it comes to the people we love…

I worked with a man who I used to battle daily. Because I had nothing but love for him and I believed in our project I would never fight him in a way that would harm our overall relationship . Make no mistake I would fight him, because he only knew one way of doing things, his way. So of course a battle ensue until we reached middle ground… We waged war against each other and we both won.

“People don’t want to be defeated, but they do want to be won, or won over” ~The Princessa

Book Review: The Other Brother

The Other Brother (Paperback)

Mr. Massey masterfully weaves a paranormal-laced cautionary tale for males who drop seeds and run: Don’t let this happen to you! The infants left behind grow up, and sometimes they make for not so nice adults. And this seems to be the case with “The Other Brother” Isaiah Battle.

From the very first chapter, we learn the theme of Isaiah’s life is trouble! He blames everyone, except himself, for his less than desirable life. Most of all, he blames his business-savvy and wealthy father, TJ Reid, for allegedly running out on him, leaving Isaiah and his mother, Naomi, to live a life of poverty. Now Isaiah wants to flip the script on his father.

However, that’s just the story on the surface, because, nothing is as it appears in this supernatural suspense thriller.

“The Other Brother” central theme hinges on choices. Choices we make based on the information at hand and the consequences, good or bad, that inevitably follow.

I look forward to more from Mr. Massey, for he has captured the essence of story telling in the style of African parables that not only imparts wisdom, provokes thought but also entertains supernatural suspense lovers such as me. Bravo!