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A thoughtful, inspirational memoir

  • Nov 30, 2010
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This book is a rather impressive, detailed memoir by Scott Stevenson. Scott recounts his adventures, focusing mainly on the span of his life with his wife Susan, who recovered from breast cancer using primarily a natural health/alternative healing regimen. Just a few weeks before getting this book, at a healing circle I facilitate, I'd heard someone mention the TV movie Leap of Faith (about someone who used natural healing to recover from cancer) that is referred to in a section of this narrative. The ordeal with Susan's cancer is one of multiple challenges that lead Scott forward on his journey of personal discovery and spiritual expansion. The couple lose most of their investments in NASDAQ and lose the home they built in a massive forest fire. The fire provides a framework for this memoir, as the story jumps back and forth between the developments of the fire and the couple's prior experiences.

Stevenson gives exceptional detail about the events in this memoir and this book is full of engaging episodes even though I felt it was sometimes overly detailed. The book provides a thorough picture of Scott's experiences and observations and offers spiritual wisdom to help uplift anyone who reads it. Anyone reading this book can benefit, whether they just desire an interesting memoir or wish to learn about spirituality and alternative healing resources. This book seems to truly be a lifetime achievement - the author's heart and soul and countless hours have gone into this. While it may not appear as polished or streamlined as some more publicized memoirs, this one has a feel of authenticity and a wealth of wisdom to impart.

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"Looks Easy Enough is the Eat, Pray, Love for guys - which women will adore. The manuscript has a distinctive, humorous, intimate voice that is a joy to read. Men will love this book because it's all about process - step-by-step how-to knowledge. Women will love it because it's all about the things women value most: family, friends, spirituality, and love." ------ Carol Gaskin, Editorial Alchemy

"When I read a good book and good writing, it makes me want to write - reading your book made me want to write! I felt as if I was sitting down and catching up with an old friend over a cup of coffee. It's really a love story between you and Susan, also between you and your characters and with life - what you call the Magic." ------ Lynn Scozzari, Contributing Editor, San Diego Parent Magazine

"Scott, if my memory serves me right, wasn't English Language your worst subject in school? Didn't your report cards come home with mostly C's and D's? I can t believe you actually wrote a book . . . especially one this good. I loved it!" ------ Lilly Stevenson, Mother of the Author

"A fascinating tale and a superb read. I was really caught up in the story. Looks Easy Enough gave me an intimate view into the struggles of a patient trying to come to terms with a diagnosis of cancer and how best to treat it. Looks Easy Enough reminds me of Suzanne Somers' recently published book Knockout which takes a critical look at how ...

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ISBN-10: 0984281002
ISBN-13: 978-0984281008
Author: Scott Stevenson
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Deadora Press
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