Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: Dare to Take Charge by Judge Glenda Hatchett

Judge Hatchett is an accomplished woman: in addition to her successful syndicated show, she has been a corporate litigator and manager of international media relations, as well as a chief presiding judge of Fulton County, Ga.'s juvenile court. Sharing her own story and the experiences of those who have appeared in her courtroom, Hatchett challenges readers to take charge of their lives, to define their dreams and dare to achieve them, to try new things, and to start every day with a clear idea of what they can accomplish to move toward their goal.But she simply strings together self-help clich├ęs as she urges readers to spend more time doing what they're good at, to expect more of themselves, to keep a Joy Journal to reflect on what has brought them pleasure, and to pursue activities they feel passionate about. The self-help advice offered is generic, and while fans of Hatchett's TV show might enjoy the book, she won't be attracting many newcomers.  description taken from here.

This might possibly be an odd thing to comment on, but I liked the font that was used in this book.  It was a bit larger than normal, yet skinny, but it was much easier to read than some fonts seem to be.  Whatever was different, I  liked it.  Judge Hatchett shares with us in her book a little about her life, a little about her court, and a little about managing your life and your skills.  I thought this was a well written book that was believeable.  There is nothing worse than picking up a book by a celebrity, etc. (someone in the media) and starting to read it only to think 'I cannot picture this person actually talking like this'.  With Judge Hatchett's book, the comentary was beliveable and real and I enjoyed it.  This was a nice book.

**I received a complementary copy of this book in order to write a real and honest review. I did not get paid for this post. All opinions are my own, unless otherwise stated.**

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