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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Secrets of Living A Fantastic Life" by Dr Allen Lycka, Harriet Tinka.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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I give this book a rating of 4 out of 4.

In an inspiring and compelling volume, authors Dr. Allen Lycka and Harriet Tinka reveal their hard-learned lessons from their own brushes with death. Organized into 13 "Golden Pearls," each chapter of The Secrets of Living a Fantastic Life features an honest and encouraging conversation between Harriet, a former model, counselor, and trauma survivor and Dr. Lycka, a world-class cosmetic dermatologist mistakenly diagnosed with ALS. In these pages, the reader is given insight into the wisdom acquired by each of them from their own experiences, as well as inspirational quotes and anecdotes to accompany the overall theme of each chapter.

The format of this book, content divided into dialogue, is easily digestible, making it accessible to a wide range of readers. Unlike many self-help books, it reads like an honest recapitulation of hard-earned life lessons rather than pushy advice or a sermon. As a result, it is highly positive and leaves the reader with the impression that he or she really ought to try the approaches and techniques described in the volume.

What I liked most about this book was the parallelism drawn between the two authors. It was intriguing and refreshing to have the stories of an older man with "Doctor" in front of his name and a young woman told side-by-side in such a respectful and comparable way. At no point was either author ever revered as superior to the other, making for a more relevant experience for the reader.

What I liked disliked most about this book is the extravagantly idealistic tone in which it was written. Many people reading books such as these, as acknowledged by the authors in the introduction, are often down on their luck or in the midst of misfortune. Reading something this bubbly could be discouraging or feel untangible to that reader.

I gave this book a 4 out of 4 rating because it is exceptionally well-written and well-organized, applicable to readers from all walks of life, and nearly perfectly edited. I found absolutely no typos in the entire book. In addition to the content of the book itself being exceptional, the resources in the back of the book are an asset to the reader even after completion of the work.

This book is the perfect book for someone who enjoys self-help books, inspiring stories such as those of the Chicken Soup series, or someone at a turning point in life. The intended audience of this book is anybody who has experienced hardship and wants to pick themselves up and improve themselves. For that person, this book is a perfect road map to do so.

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Post by Priyanka2304 »

I have read this book, and can very well say that both the authors were real fighters. Thanks for the amazing review.

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Post by Dayodiola »

Insight from the wisdom of the expert. This would be a great academic read. Nice review

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Post by Ms_Rita30 »

Whilst some people get trapped under the weight of their misfortunes, others see it as an opportunity to build themselves up and be better. Thanks to your detailed review, I can recommend this book to people going through a tough time.

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Post by Joseph_ngaruiya »

I've always wanted to read The Secrets of Living A Fantastic Life by Dr. Allen Lycka, Harriet Tinka. I will create time for it. Thank you for your review.
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Post by Slater678 »

I like that the book can help someone down on his luck. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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Post by Marion Jepkosgei »

I read this book and I am still in the spell of wisdom the book issued out. I appreciate life more than ever. Nice review!

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Post by LiLj »

Thank you for your review, this book sounds like a really inspiring story.

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Post by Josep22 »

I agree with your perfect rating of this book. I read it and absolutely loved it.

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Post by Ilovread »

I love books that are inspiring so I’m definitely going to check this one out

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Post by Redster »

I read this book and totally agree there was a lot of parallelism between the authors.

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Post by Jeffr23 »

Good review it is nice that the idealistic tone of the book didn’t get in the way of your reading

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Post by Funtevre »

I read this book and I have to agree, I would also give it a perfect rating.

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Post by Aceplay »

Ah, I was looking for a good inspiring book thank you for helping with the search!

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Post by derialist »

I agree with your review. It is a great book, but I think the idealistic tone can inspire a reader too, it just depends on the reader's disposition.

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