Sunday, January 15, 2012
BOOK REVIEW: "Five-Star Families: Moving Yours from Good to Great"
Have you ever thought your family was pretty good but you'd really like it if they were "great"? I saw the title of this book and wondered what some author might say about taking your family from "good" to "great".
But wow. What a disappointment.
I think the author had the grandest of intentions when writing this book; i.e. help others do what needs to be done to have a "five-star family." But her effort falls woefully short. Instead, she merely points out the things she now thinks she did wrong and touts the things she thinks she did well. She has really no expertise in this area, other than being the mother of three children that somehow managed to reach adulthood without landing in juvenile hall. Oh, and she has a bachelor's degree in journalism.
Frankly, I was really disappointed that there wasn't anything more to this book than "This is what I did and it worked for me so you should do it too!"