I don’t think I can come up with a title more interesting than that. This book was probably one of the most interesting and truthful reads I’ve ever read. What do I mean? Well, this book talks about how in this day and age, social media and wanting to compare ourselves to others runs our lives. For example, Kay uses her daily life with her family as well as her own thoughts to explain what she means. She tells us about how she wants to be as good as some of her friends or how she wants things or to be in places that her friends are at. Yet, at the same time, she is somehow able to look back at it and wonder why she does this or why she feels the need to want to be like everyone else who is “better”
I got this book because the title really spoke to me. I’ve thought to myself on countless occasions, “hey, so-and-so didn’t invite me to that. They look like they are having fun… Without me… They must not like me or something… TFTI… I won’t invite you to something in the future” and it’s not something that is fun to think and it makes me feel like crap. I never really looked at WHY I always did that, but now when I look at my friends pictures I honestly hope that they are having fun and if I’m not invited or I’m unable to go, I don’t feel bad about it anymore. To say that this book has changed the way I think and look at things is an understatement. I now consistently try to do something for myself that is truly for myself and not a comparison. I try to remind myself what makes me happy and what I can do for myself to make sure that I don’t get caught up in all the things that today’s society creates.
I think the only thing about this book that might be a little off-putting is the references to God. Personally it didn’t bother me, but for some people who just pick up books without reading what it’s about or whatever, this might possibly be a problem. I think that, for some people, it can be overlooked or even put into a different perspective and I still recommend this book to anyone. I think that if anyone looks at the title and can relate to it this is a book for you to pick up. In the words of Kay Wyma in her dedication, “To anyone who has ever endured junior-high insecurities, even as an adult. To everyone else: Really?”
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review