Sometimes going after what you want is the hardest thing you'll ever do...
Meet Helen. Smart, successful, and obliviously trapped. For the past six years, Helen has given her life and her heart to her cushy corporate finance job and to Mark without question. However, as the Recession sweeps the Nation, she is one of many left unemployed and with the burning question of what does she really want in life...
Helen was never really interested in finance, but she found her self stuck in the corporate finance world anyway. Every day is more grueling than the last, with no end in sight. She spends her nights in the unfulfilled company of her boyfriend, Mark. Helen hasn't enjoyed her life very much at all over the last six years, what's worse is she's not even 30 yet! When Helen suddenly finds herself unemployed and single, she is forced to reinvent herself and she soon discovers that life really can be good.
Recession Proof is a completely relatable novel, I got it. I felt connected to Helen because I know exactly what it's like to feel stuck in a career. That feeling of uncertainly about when or if you will ever be able to get out and given the opportunity, would would you do next? Like Helen, I have learned that life will force your hand if you sit and wait for too long.
The writing was completely fluid, the relationships between the characters were realistic, and the story was enjoyable. Kimberly S. Lin did a remarkable job illustrating the power that we all have within, the power to create a life for ourselves. The story reminds us of how important it is to do what makes us happy, so that we can feel alive. Recession Proof is the best kind of self-help, the kind that makes you take a long hard look at your own life.
The power of friendship, the importance of honesty, honoring your true nature, acceptance, and loyalty are all themes in Recession Proof (just like in real life).
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