Check out “A Place of Yes” – a Bethenny Frankel Book

1 Jul


Bethenny Frankel is the founder of the Skinnygirl empire.

We know Bethenny Frankel from Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Getting Married?, and Bethenny Ever After. Although I didn’t jump on The Real Housewives of New York City bandwagon until season three, which coincidentally was Bethenny’s last season on the show, it was glaringly obvious that she was the only normal, sane cast member on the show. Even though I’ve watched both seasons of her self-titled show on Bravo, I never really knew too much about her until reading, “A Place of Yes.” This Bethenny Frankel book really revealed a side of her that people wouldn’t know just from watching her on television.

“A Place of Yes,” is Bethenny’s story of how she overcame a difficult childhood, and through years and years of hard work, turned herself into the superwoman mogul that she is today. Bethenny shares her secrets to success, using her own life examples each step of the way. Known for her straightforward and sassy attitude, she shares her stories of successes and failures with no holds barred, which is completely fantastic.

I found this Bethenny Frankel book to be quite inspirational. In “A Place of Yes,” Bethenny drives the point home that hard work really does pay off. Reading about her rise to success, is enough to make anyone realize that they can achieve even their biggest dreams if they really put their mind to it. She makes a point of stressing that you must put your all into every single job you have, even the ones where you’re just in it for the paycheck. For example, she once hired a girl to check coats at an event she was running, who rocked the job so hard that Bethenny hired her to work in her office. This girl’s fierce work effort got her all the way to the executive marketing position she currently holds. Now, who wouldn’t be inspired to dominate even the most mundane task after reading that?

Another point that I really identified with in this Bethenny Frankel book, is what she refers to as “normal noise.” This is when other people (and vice versa) try to convince you that whatever you’re doing, saying, wearing, etc. is not normal, simply because it is different from what they are used to. She makes the point that normal is something different to everyone, and I couldn’t agree more. I’m constantly decked out in sequins, listening to The New Kids on the Block hits from the 90’s, and eating perfectly portioned servings of peanut butter straight from the jar. To me, this is normal. To the rest of society, this is not normal. This is all fine and dandy though, because if my normal matched the definition of everyone else’s normal, we’d all be pretty bored.

So thank you Bethenny for writing “A Place of Yes.” It is inspiring, insightful, and amusing – the ingredients of a really good read. And for anyone who has yet to read, “A Place of Yes,” be sure to check it out, you’ll be glad you did.


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