I would have been more interested to read about Lizzie and her life and everything that she has overcome to be the inspirational woman she is today. It just wasn't what I expected. Dec 27, Janet Leszl rated it liked it. What is most remarkable about this book is the author and her tremendously positive outlook on life. She is one of only three people in the world known to have the disorder she has which makes it impossible for her body to create muscle or store fat. Even so, tucked throughout are nuggets of wisdom far beyond the age of the author who is in her early twenties.
It was worth skimming over portions I was not as interested in to read her motivational suggestions as to how others can be as positive about life as she is. Jan 07, Summer Lane rated it it was amazing. One of the best inspiring books I've ever read. Lizzie Velasquez is a lovely person with a unique perspective on how to overcome tough problems.
She's actually BEEN there, so she has real insight, unlike some books that simply preach but the author has never practiced their own advice. Lizzie's solutions are simple and effective, and if you are anyone you know needs a little bit of encouragement in your life, I highly recommend Lizzie's book. She's a beautiful lady with a beautiful gift of inspi One of the best inspiring books I've ever read.
She's a beautiful lady with a beautiful gift of inspiring others!
Be Beautiful, Be You Paperback – March 1, When an Internet video calling her “The World’s Ugliest Woman” went viral, Lizzie Velasquez set out to discover what truly makes us beautiful. Now she shares what she learned on that faith-filled journey. When an Internet video calling her "The World's Ugliest Woman" went viral, Lizzie Velasquez set out to discover what truly makes us beautiful. Now she shares what she learned on that faith-filled journey. I have admired Lizzie from the moment I discovered her through a Youtube.
Sep 10, Cindy rated it liked it. Lizzie's second book has a more mature voice and polished than the first.
Much of her focus remains on her religion and her relationship with God, but the book avoids preachiness. Instead, it focuses on what the author has done and still does to face each day, while it poses questions and offers activities to help the reader reflect and find ways to overcome her or his own challenges. The book has a special appeal to teenage girls, but it kept my middle-aged interest as well. Jan 23, Covadonga Lopez Iglesias rated it really liked it. It's a nice book. I would say that it is a kind of "self-help book" which teaches you to value all the good things you have in life.
Jan 02, Jennifer rated it liked it Recommends it for: Anyone who struggles with bullying, low self-esteem, or otherwise needs to be uplifted. This is the second book I've read by this author. I have read her books because of the amazing story of her life and her optimism. Although there was a lot of repetition in this book, I think it is a great read for anyone who struggles with low self-esteem or who, like me, just loves happy endings. Jun 10, Bushrah rated it really liked it.
Lizzie's faith and trust in God is incredible and truly inspiring. I really enjoyed reading this book, and am bookmarking some of those prayers - there are some serious gems! Dec 06, Julie rated it liked it. Would be good for a teenager going thru bullying or a tough situation. Jan 18, Menessmeitens rated it it was amazing. Be your own best positiving example. Remember, it only takes one person to change your life. Sometimes all it takes is being brave enough to start. Feb 22, Briana rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was short and easy to get through, but also made me stop and think.
We're all victims of something, but that's not who we are. What defines our character is the way we react to our situation.
I have admired Lizzie from the moment I discovered her through a Youtube video, I thought "what a wonderful woman, she has a lot to teach us! In fact, she does. This book contains very useful quotes and advice. However, what I didn't like was that it was too much God-focused, but as it is one important aspect in her life, it was interesting to read that as well.
Remember, it o We're all victims of something, but that's not who we are. Jan 02, Ellen rated it it was amazing. I am excited to read your book lizzie, you have inspired to become like you, I have had my fair share of hardship in life just as we all have had, you are an inspiration, and motivation to do better, I have started writing out a book myself, its not going to be easy, but with your help and by reading your book you are giving me more ideas and improving my skills of writing, thanks so much for playing a huge role in my life, ill always look upto you!
Jan 12, Elaine Hoffer rated it really liked it. This was a fascinating book, though not what I thought it would be.
I will never forget the words Lizzie has spoken. Mar 24, Richard Reinhar rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 15, Fatima Zohra rated it it was amazing. I was charmed by both her gentle spirit and articulateness To book your session, contact Catriona on or via the Contact Page on the website. Paperback , pages. Jun 30, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves:
Lizzie is very religious and talks a lot about her relationship with God. She has a disease which prevents her from gaining any weight.
She learned to deal with it and does motivational speaking as well as going to college. I really believe this is a book for younger girls who need direction and to set goals. It was definitely a good read and I recommend it anyone who wants to be uplifted. Jun 30, Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves: Its a good book to read for kids who need some self-confidence but all the God-talk and praying parts wasn't for me.
But she's definitely an amazing and inspiring young woman. I would be interested in a book more about her life than a self-help book. Aug 25, Sweetdream rated it liked it. Lizzie's books reminds us of trusting and praying to God. In this books she shows us, through some tips, how she keeps away all the negativity and stay positive. I recommend this book to everyone that is looking for inspiration on those days of negativity and lost.
She is truly a role model. Nov 16, Drennan rated it it was amazing. I loved reading this to my kids!! We had many great discussions and learning opportunities. I feel that they came away from this read with more compassion and understanding about those around them and who they want to become. Jul 15, Fatima Zohra rated it it was amazing. Sep 13, Michaela Johnson marked it as to-read. A friend turned me onto this.
I cannot wait to delve into her journey and "start learning". Feb 19, Marvelle Morgan rated it liked it Shelves: Chapter 2 — Why me? I wanted to give up on God, but sometimes I secretly wondered if He had given up on me. People bring us happiness by making us laugh or just letting us know they care.
Laughter really is the best medicine, force yourself to do it at least 15 minutes a day. Pain forces you to make the time and effort to know yourself and to learn how to deal with problems. Chapter 3 — A new start: I was training myself to see the positive things in my life and to thank God for them. Chapter 7 — Find your passion: Chapter 8 — Ready set goal: Chapter 10 — Friends for life: