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Review: A Passion for Kindness: Making the World a Better Place to Lead, Love, and Learn

A Passion for Kindness: Making the World a Better Place to Lead, Love, and Learn A Passion for Kindness: Making the World a Better Place to Lead, Love, and Learn by Tamara Letter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When my good friend Tamara told me she was writing a book, I knew that the topic had to be about her strong devotion to kindness. Unsurprisingly, I was correct and I eagerly listened to her meander through the writing, editing, and publication process.

Finally, my copy was signed, sealed, and delivered. I delved into it on a Friday evening and by 10 am on Saturday, I had devoured the whole thing. When I began this book, I had a moment of trepidation. Do I read it as Tamara's friend or as a fellow educator? Ultimately, I decided on neither - I would read it as a human.

That ended up being the best choice. While there are a number of ties to the classroom, one does not need to be a teacher to learn about kindness. Tamara does an excellent job of weaving her personal story with kindness, highlighting others, and providing ways to bring more kindness into your day. Though I tend to err of the side of disgruntled realist from time to time, I couldn't help but feel my soul filled with kindness and joy with each passing page.

I highly recommend this book to anyone with a pulse. The 2010s have been a tumultuous decade and we could all use more kindness in our lives. This book is a quick, easy, and uplifting read that will sure to leave you smiling and inspired. As someone who knew Tamara before she was this magic author, I can tell you that she stands for everything in this book. Check out a copy - you won't be disappointed.

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