Thursday, July 30, 2020

Say Yes To What's Next

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis:  From the star of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, now filming its eleventh season for TLC, comes a book and a life-makeover movement for women approaching fifty and beyond.

Move over, girlfriend, Lori Allen is here to help you say yes to what’s next! Star of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Lori Allen uses her confidence, wisdom, and signature humor not only to help young brides on their most important day ever but also to model to them and their mothers how to live out the coming years as the best of their lives.
Lori Allen is owner/operator of one of the biggest and busiest bridal mega-salons in the country, Atlanta’s Bridals by Lori. But she’s also a wife, mother, grandmother, and breast cancer survivor.
Whether you’re feeling invisible, disappearing into the fabric of your couch a little more every year, or simply being indecisive about what’s next, Lori offers herself as the poster child of what to do, not do, and how to see your way through the unexpected.
In Say Yes to What’s Next she addresses essential issues, such as
  • don’t let yourself go,
  • marriage is awesome, but it’s no fairytale,
  • keep your mouth shut and your heart open to your kids (and they’ll bring you grandkids),
  • make time to parent your parents,
  • maintain a close circle of girlfriends,
  • get off the couch and live your passion,
  • take charge of your money, and
  • what to do when life gives you a faceplant.
Say Yes to What’s Next is a life makeover and therapy session from a relatable you-can-and-you-should-do-this straight-shooter as Lori helps women shape their own futures with confidence, style, and sass.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: The first disclaimer I want to make is I do not watch Say Yes to the Dress.  I know the show. The second disclaimer I want to make is you do not have know who Lori Allen is to love this book.

I was at the beach last weekend in Grand Haven, Michigan and read Say Yes to What's Next.  The beach wasn't crowd like it normally is and I had two different ladies ask me what I was reading.  Both were fans of the show. I told them how much I was enjoying the book and couldn't read it fast enough.

Lori had me hooked from chapter one. She has a very unique way of telling a story that includes a lesson and you don't even know it.  She is humorous with a touch of sass.  Say Yes to What's Next really hit home with me.  I am starting to enter the next phase of life and I am fighting with everything I got.  I realized I need to embrace it and make it the best of phase of my life.  

Absolutely love the Girlfriend's Guide at the end of each chapter.  They are quick summaries of what to keep in mind. Last night while visiting with my (older) sister, I pulled out the book and was discussing some chapters.  I am letting her borrow it as this is a book I think I will open often and re-read the Girlfriend's Guide, if not the whole chapter depending on what I am struggling with at the time.

Very fast read, tons of humor and sass, extremely valuable information us women don't talk about.  LOVED it.
TLC Book Tour:  Check out all the other TLC Book reviews:

Review tour:

Monday, July 13th: Bibliotica – excerpt
Tuesday, July 14th: Lesa’s Book Critiques – author guest post
Wednesday, July 15th: Leighellen Landskov and @mommaleighellensbooknook
Friday, July 17th: Novel Gossip – author guest post
Saturday, July 18th: Nurse Bookie and @nurse_bookie
Monday, July 20th: Well Read Traveler
Tuesday, July 21st: Living My Best Book Life
Wednesday, July 22nd: Running Through the Storms
Thursday, July 23rd: @bookscoffeephotography
Thursday, July 23rd: From the TBR Pile – author guest post
Monday, July 27th: Tabi Thoughts
Tuesday, July 28th: Blooming with Books
Wednesday, July 29th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Thursday, July 30th: Seaside Book Nook
Friday, July 31st: Bewitched Bookworms – excerpt
Monday, August 3rd: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – excerpt
Friday, August 7th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Friday, August 14th: What is That Book About

Lori Allen opened Bridals by Lori just two weeks after graduating from the all-female Columbia College in South Carolina. Four decades later she is one of the world’s foremost experts on bridal couture and the central figure of TLC’s reality show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, filmed on-site at Lori’s bridal salon and shown in more than 120 countries.
Lori’s role as a bridal expert, successful female business entrepreneur, TV personality, and breast cancer survivor has led her to interviews by top-tier media outlets, including CNN, ABC’sGood Morning America, NBC’sToday, and theWall Street Journal. She currently resides in Atlanta with her husband, Eddie, and, thankfully, not far from their daughter and her husband, son and his wife, and three grandchildren.

Purchase Links

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