Sunday, May 15, 2011

Book Tour ~ To Be Perfectly Honest

"To Be Perfectly Honest - One Man's Year of (almost) Living Truthfully Could Change Your Life.  No Lie" by Phil Callaway

Phil Callaway is a humorist who was challenged by his publisher to not lie for a year and then write a book about it.  Though not thrilled at first, he accepted the daunting challenge.   This is the written culmination of his year, the good, the bad and the ugly.  Sometimes funny, sometimes eye opening, and at times daunting, Phil writes the book in the form of a daily journal.  Catching himself in little white lies, experiencing successes at full truth, then at times struggling to be totally honest and fielding questions from all sorts of people out of his past that want to know the truth about past situations, we are taken on the author's  journey of always telling the truth.  Each chapter ends with an "honest confession" by the author where he gets really real with himself and his readers.

Not only is this book laugh out loud funny, but I also found myself being challenged to take a look at my own ways of telling "untruths",  even to myself.  I really liked how he wrote an honest, vulnerable summary at the end of each chapter and how easy the format of the book was to read.  A fun read with a serious element that will have the reader laughing out loud even while asking themselves if they could take on such a challenge and how one's life would be changed if total honesty were the only option.

Thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah for providing this book for review and my honest opinion.  All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

This WOULD be a funny...and =) Curious, most definitely!