20 books worth talking about (in Rich Gassen’s opinion)
“With no intention to…write a book, …I got a flash of insight that had the book I Am, a series of passages that start with, ‘I am.’ They’d be positive, they’d be uplifting and that I had to write it with Amy.” Bruce Kasanoff
We continue my series of 20 books in 2020 to check out. My next book to mention is I Am by Amy Blaschka and Bruce Kasanoff. If there was ever an easy read, this is it. Instead of me writing a whole bunch about the actual book, I am going to steal from the talented Curt Mercadente’s interview notes with both of them back in March of 2018:
At its heart, I Am is a book about self-awareness – embracing who you are.
“This started out as a creative exercise,” Amy said, “so it was very much a back and forth. But what’s interesting is, even now, even today we’ll take the book and someone will reference on page whatever. And, ‘Wait, which one of us wrote that?” What began as a creative exercise between them soon blossomed into a book.
Listen to Craig Thomason’s review
Craig Thomason reviewed this book on YouTube last year.
One page sample: I Am… magnetic
Others are pulled into my orbit, lured by my inner light, which glows bright and strong and true.
My ability to attract goodness is powerful, and its intensity grows as my focus does.
I am a force field of hope, an aura of encouragement, a beacon of positivity. I am a generator of pure love whose spirit can influence anyone in its presence.
I captivate and engage.
I am irresistible.
“I love this book! It follows the format of the personal enrichment exercise “I am.” I am… tenacious, intuitive, inspirational, playful, etc. But it goes on to describe each attribute chosen in the kind of appealing way that only Bruce Kasanoff and Amy Blaschka could achieve.” – Cheryl D. Snapp Conner, Founder and CEO, SnappConner PR
My Take on I Am
“This book is like hot chocolate for your brain. Read it slowly, savor it, and you will be rewarded each time you repeat.” – Carmen Simon, cognitive neuroscientist and author of Impossible to Ignore
“Amy and Bruce nail the art of reflection. Prepare to be both inspired and refreshed.” – Allen Gannett, author of The Creative Curve and CEO of TrackMaven