When I was asked to read, review and blog about RECESSION PROOF (click here to read the review on Amazon and cast your vote) by Kimberly S. Lin I was unemployed. I grabbed this book and said absolutely let me read what this woman has to say. What she said in every word, paragraph, and chapter is the emotions that every unemployed person goes through. You are hurt, worried, mad, and just feel like you are wandering around with no place to go.
I have to work that is not an option and the panic the lack of money situation creates is terrifying. I admired that the character of Helen was able to reshape herself and work for no income until she did find the perfect job but that was something I had a little trouble relating to. It was not a bad thought just a I am too old to even consider doing what I really want as I can’t recover from financial losses anymore. But living through Helen and having her find a new fulfilling life was reader reward for sure.
My favorite line or lines in the book come on page 319 where Helen and her friend are having a discussion where Helen stays on the positive side and says to her friend and I quote
“Are you really trying to say that I’m delusional?”
“I just figure there’s enough negativity and obstacles out there that I don’t’ have to be another one.”
I live this theory of staying positive, I prove it with my no negative review promise, and every day I stop to think about what went right and dismiss all that went wrong. So Amen to that Helen!
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REVIEW from "The Reading Reviewer"
RECESSION PROOF by Kimberly S. Lin
How much do we have to give up in order to obtain what we want?
When you are riding the height of success at work you feel untouchable and that no one can replace you. Helen is right there in the cusp of a great career in Los Angeles that she hates, working for a company she does not respect, and feeling the brush of competition stabbing her in back. When the reality of unemployment provides her with the cold, hard truth of life Helen is in no way prepared to deal with it and has no idea where to go from here.
Helen does have the advantage of great friends and a supportive enough family but the man she thought was “the one” turned out to be a huge pile of number two. Helen finds herself living with her very pregnant best friend Sophie who has the ability to kick her butt at the right times and give her the space to decide the next step in her life.
When Helen emerges from her pity party she realizes that it may be time to go after the career she wants and not the one she settled for. She has financial concerns but an opportunity to have a job where every day she wakes up looking forward to going to a place where she wants to be. What Helen discovers on the road to her life altering change is that the person she is was so much more than she allowed herself to be. Helen also lets her heart go searching as well to find something amazing would come her way.
Kimberly Lin has written a book that is a voice for all of us who have been unemployed and found a new life. You follow Helen’s story as she learns how to stop standing on the sidelines and start living life to the fullest. The road that fate and destiny take you on is bumpy and full of potholes but once you learn to maneuver all that you find something pretty wonderful.