I have been sucked into the library a lot lately, and when you put me next to books I can’t help but pick them up. I love my Kindle Fire, but the feeling of an actual book in my hands still makes me happy. This past week I’ve had the pleasure of reading [easyazon_link identifier=”B0043EV5AI” locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Is It Just Me? : Or Is It Nuts Out There? By Whoopi Goldberg[/easyazon_link]. I’m a fan of Whoopi from many of her movies. I love her sense of humor. I figured her book would be filled with it.
I wasn’t disappointed. She covers some of the major topics that I gripe about often. It’s basically a book filled with her rants on many of the big topics that started being an issue in 2010. The ironic thing is those issues have only gotten worse since she wrote her book.
I couldn’t help but feel like I was one of her choir members saying, “Preach it sister.” I agreed with MOST of her points of views. I imagine if her and I had sat down together and had talks on these things we would have had a field day discussing how those very issues she complained about has compounded in our society today.Be sure to pin this image to your books to be read board.
Just a taste of the book:
“Get out and play!”
She went on a rampage discussing how kids should have the freedom to go outside and roam the world around them without supervision. When I was growing up I lived outside and on my horse. I literally rode my horse 18 miles every Saturday. I got up at daylight and was gone until dark (sometimes even later.) My mom couldn’t tell you where I was or if I was okay. When I was with my Dad on vacation, he’d let my brother and I roam the places we were at by ourselves. I always felt uncomfortable in the city alone, but I overcame it.
In our society today though, parents get in trouble and land themselves in JAIL for letting their kids walk half a mile home from a park they go too often. I realize that in the news today there is more spotlight placed on the amount of criminal activity going on in our world. I think government officials feel that our world is less safe than it was when we were kids. That very well may be the case, but I think it’s just a case of things get to be more publicly announced now compared to what it was when we were growing up.
I personally feel kids should have the rights to roam neighborhoods. They should have the freedom to get to know their neighbors around them. I learned a lot of valuable lessons growing up like that. My kids have no clue how to handle any of that!
I feel like I’ve had to be a helicopter parent because as it stands now anytime I let them run around outside by themselves, I have people slowing down and watching and looking. It’s like they are looking for an adult around. I’ve already had my fair share of run ins with DSS over people speculating and saying a bunch of lies. (YES, all cases were completely cleared with DSS and they even stated that they wish more parents were like us!)
Loved [easyazon_link identifier=”B0043EV5AI” locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Is It Just Me? Or is it nuts out there?[/easyazon_link]
Needless to say, I loved hearing Whoopi Goldberg’s input on many of the common little issues that were small issues when she wrote this book in 2010. Now those very same small issues she addressed has since morphed into bigger issues that have caused many disruptions in people’s lives in one form or another.
This book is written in such a way that you actually feel like she’s right on your couch with you having a POW wow session with you. Each vent is broken down by categories, and they aren’t overly long rants. Yes, I must admit it was nice getting to know her values and thoughts as a person versus as an actress.
Do you think you would enjoy reading a book by Whoopi Goldberg?
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