SHELF AWARE BOOK REVIEW
You Matter by Matthew Emerzian
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Published by St. Martin's Essentials on February 11, 2020
You matter. Not because of what you earn or how you look or what you've achieved, but because you are inherently valuable. Author Matthew Emerzian takes this seemingly simple premise and shows readers how truly understanding their own worth will change every aspect of their lives. You Matter is a call to empathy and a joyous celebration of the value of each and every person.
The book is structured into three sections, each of which expands the concept in ever widening ripples. In the first section, "I Matter," readers come to terms with their own worth, in "You Matter" that awareness expands to acknowledge and celebrate the value of the people around us, and finally in "We Matter" Emerzian explores the power of a thriving community with those around us. Each chapter features exercises, journal prompts, and conversation starters to help readers dive deeper.
Author Matt Emerzian is the founder of Every Monday Matters, a not-for-profit dedicated to spreading the message of self-worth and compassion to people throughout the world. Every week 1.2 million people--from elementary school children to employees at national corporations--engage with ideas and concepts from Every Monday Matters. You Matter is a manifesto of self-esteem and call to action for people to find their meaning and live fully--and change the world while doing so.
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.You Matter.: Learning to Love Who You Really Are by Matthew Emerzian
Transform the way you live your life with a message of unexpected hope, radical joy, and deep connection.
If Santa wrote self-help, he would sound like this book. Lucky for us, Matthew Emerzian wrote this book instead and I can’t love it enough! This book starts off ordinary enough and I thought it sounded charming. But as Emerzian proceeds to tell his story, he has the most amazing experiences and outlook on life. This guy has obviously worked hard and found himself in situations that would make most of us feel uncertain and possibly terrified. Yet it’s so clear that Emerzian is living from his deep core values of honesty, respect, and kindness that you can’t help but wonder what crazy situation he’s going to talk about next and how he is going to model being the best human he can be.
I usually quibble with inspirational books that don’t spell out how to apply what’s discussed in the book, but not this one. While the author is clearly an amazing person, he has given me enough inspiration for me to want to try even harder to live by such a strong moral code.
This book is not preachy: it’s for any person to pick and help them remember who they really are inside.
I have already sent it to a couple of friends and it’s already on my Best Books of 2020!
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