Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Want What She’s Got! By Bette James Laughrun and Kathie Nelson

The title of this book caught my attention when I was approached about the authors visiting Thoughts in Progress on their virtual book tour.

One of the authors (Bette James Laughrun) was in her 60s when she wrote this book, along with her daughter, Kathie Nelson, who was in her 30s. The sub-title of I WANT WHAT SHE'S GOT! is THE SECRETS OF CREATING AN OUTRAGEOUS LIFE. As we grow older, we tend to look for ways to improve our life and this sounded interesting.

The book is about self-motivating, along with spiritual guidance. It follows Bette Laughrun’s life as she discovers that there is more to living than what she was experiencing. In her early 60s, Bette said she felt as though she was dying despite the fact that she was perfectly healthy.

At the end of each chapter, there are several questions that ask you (the reader) to think about your thoughts and feelings on what you’ve just read.

There are seven main questions the authors ask you focus on to assess your life. An example of these questions is: Relationships - How can I make the time I spend with friends and family count? Each of the seven questions are then broken down into several more questions to help you evaluate your life. In addition, there is a wheel exercise that helps you rate the different segments of your life to see where you’re at and where you want to be.

I WANT WHAT SHE’S GOT! is the story of one woman’s journey from having what she felt was no purpose to finding a fulfilling life through her faith.

I Want What She‘s Got!, The Secrets of Creating an Outrageous Life, by Bette James Laughrun and Kathie Nelson, PCG Legacy, @2010, ISBN: 978-0-9826665-8-6, Paperback, 130 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of the authors’ virtual book tour. The book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

Side Note: Co-authors Bette James Laughrun and Kathie Nelson will be the special guest bloggers here tomorrow to talk about “have you settled for less than your dream?”


  1. Ohhh... I love the outrageous life part in the subtitle. I'm all about living each day like it's your last. I'll be back tomorrow!

  2. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for bringing it to us.


  3. I would love love love to read this book.

    Be back tomorrow to meet the authors.


  4. Mason - Thanks for this review! That title "got" me, too! So did the word "outrageous." I am definitely intrigued...

  5. I like to read these types of books sometimes...especially when there are questions in the back to invite introspection. Thanks for the review, Mason!

  6. Sounds like a very helpful book!

  7. Stephanie, the title caught me too. Living like it's our last day puts things more in focus.

    Lou, it is an interesting book that makes you do some thinking about yourself (which, of course,is the point). :)

    Teresa, I think you'll enjoy the authors visit and I think you would enjoy the book too.

    Margot, when I first saw the 'outrageous' all sorts of thoughts came to mind. I will say the 'outrageous' in the book wasn't one I thought of.

    Elizabeth, one interesting fact about the questions is the way in which they are presented. You're given a question and then it's broken down into three sub-questions that makes you consider things a little deeper.

    Dez, it is a helpful and motivating book.

  8. I love inspiring books like this, looking forward to tomorrow's post ...

  9. Sounds like an important book to own. Thanks for sharing.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  10. It's a pretty short book at 130 pages. Sounds like it could present some information that might be very helpful to some.

    Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

  11. Proud to say I've learned not to settle!

  12. Sounds like an interesting book. I'm adding this to my TBR book list. Thanks for sharing your review, Mason.

  13. This sounds intriguing. My daughter is in her 30s and she refuses to let me grow old.


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