My book for July was Live Learn Love Well: Lessons from a Life of Progress Not Perfection by Emma Lovewell. Lovewell is one of a set of Peloton instructors whose rides I take regularly. She has been heavily promoting the book on her instagram feed.
The book is a memoir that traces her journey to becoming a Peloton instructor. She shares the moments where mental fortitude shaped her outlook on the world and how the idea of “progress, not perfection” became a guiding principle.
Part of my movitation for reading the book is that I am planning to write a book when I retire. I was interested in how Emma attacked writing a memior. Unfortunately, from the that perspective, the book is more about her philosophies than her life. Emma uses events to explain her philosophy and offer advice. It is not the kind of memior that I am interested in writing.
I found a couple of small tidbits from her philosophies that I am going to try and carry into retirement. It is not a bad book, but I don't recommend it unless you are Peloton user and a follower of Emma Lovewell.