January 26, 2015

The Real Brass Ring by Dianne Bischoff James

The Real Brass Ring by Dianne Bischoff James is the story of the author’s journey after given some harsh truth about her life from a psychic. Not expecting to drastically change so many things in her life at the age of 38, it wasn’t easy, but was full of necessary changes to help the author discover her true life course.

Book Description
The Real Brass Ring takes The Secret on a high-speed road test in a tale of midlife transformation in the real, flesh-and-blood world of contemporary Chicago. It is the story of a “midlife reboot,” a raw, unfiltered journey of enlightenment that illustrates a woman’s daunting personal reinvention and the rewards of fearlessly pursuing a life’s true calling.” – The Real Brass Ring

My Thoughts
The Real Brass Ring is more of a memoir about the author’s journey than a self-help how-to discover your own life course book, but that is okay because there are a lot of those books out there already. Instead, Dianne gives readers an inside look at her transformation, which is at times funny, sad, happy, and everything in-between.

I quite enjoyed reading about her dating adventures after she and her husband decided to separate. I’m sure all of us in the dating pool can relate to some of those experiences to some degree, and how hard it is to actually find quality people that you want to invest time and emotions in.

Dianne shares an inspiring story that shows you that no matter what age you are, or how successful or happy you may appear on the surface, sometimes what lies below the surface is much different. She shows us that it is possible to make large changes and become a much happier version of yourself.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Real Brass Ring, Turning Stone Press, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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