I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts: Mini-Meditations for Saints, Sinners, and the Rest of Us

Harper Celebrate. Jan. 2023. 224p. ISBN 9781400228492. $22.99. SELF-HELP
There is a lot to like about Broadway star Chenoweth’s title, especially if you read it in her trademark voice. Chenoweth’s humor and Southern charm are on full display, as is her vast knowledge of Broadway shows and insider experience in show business. There are helpful prompts throughout inciting the reader to use the book as more of a workbook and to reflect on the author’s thoughts and suggestions along the way. It feels a bit disjointed and thin at times. It’s hard to determine exactly what kind of book this is supposed to be, as it seems to straddle the lines of memoir, spiritual reflection, quote calendar, and just a really long social media post.
VERDICT While there is helpful and funny information here, especially thought-provoking quotes from everyone from Rumi to Brené Brown, the casual tone and writing style may not not be for everyone. That said, readers looking for a fast, fun read with helpful and biblical tidbits sprinkled throughout will enjoy this book.
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