he was always concerned about the movement becoming oversimplified and trivialised.
This book can be heavy-hitting, especially for those waiting patiently for their knight in shining armour to arrive. “No one is coming to save you,” Branden bluntly writes.
A sobering read, but an essential one too.
THE GAME OF LIFE (BY FLORENCE SCOVEL-SHINN, 1925)
This book isn’t for everyone. I know this because half of the people I buy it for go on to buy it for their own friends. The other half see the sing-song affirmations, the bible verses and the mention of ‘Jesus’ in the first chapter and look at me as though I’ve taken leave of my senses.
The Game of Life was written almost 100 years ago, so you can forgive it for being a little quaint. It’s also a touch simplistic, but that’s part of its charm.
If I need to change my attitude, lift my spirits or find an affirmation, this is the book I turn to.