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Reviewed by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite
First Look Through the Window: A Journey of Self-Discovery by Roxanne Collins is a non-fiction, self-help book which is packed with different types of information such as amazing quotes by some of the greatest philosophers including Camus and Sartre (among my favorite writers), extremely useful book recommendations (one per chapter), a text which includes tremendously relevant advice but also true-life experiences of the author which set the context and help make this book so relatable and fascinating. It is a short read, which allows very busy people to enjoy it too. Actually, this is particularly important as these people are the ones most in need of being told (or retold) these wise pieces of advice.
First Look Through the Window: A Journey of Self-Discovery by Roxanne Collins is a book I picked eagerly because, as most of you must be, I keep being swamped with work and keep doing things for others, but rarely look back on what I’m doing for myself (very little indeed). This book helped me set some priorities. I will have to reread it regularly if I don’t want to forget and go back to my old ways, but it’s in my Kobo to stay. It explores so many areas of our lives, and so many concepts such as happiness, role models (the ones you should be influenced by, not the ones who don’t represent your own true values), influences, truth, your own path (not the one people, the media, everyone else want you to embark on), connections (and their importance), relationships (happy ones), manipulation, pressure, especially social and cultural programming, identity crisis, love, day to day existentialism and finding the meaning of life (which made me smile as I am a Monty Python fan). Thank you, Roxanne Collins, for this amazing and essential reminder of what we should be trying to achieve with our lives. You have helped me tremendously.