All I Know: A Collection of Quotes on Life, Love, Sadness and Other topics
By: Ashly Lorenzana
Publication date: 12.22.2013
Date read: 12.27.2013
Recommended by: Read 2 Review
Summary: Ashly Lorenzana is a
freelance writer, blogger and published author. She has worked as an
escort for over five years, and has been a drug addict even longer than
that. Several years ago, she started writing a list. The original title
was simply, "The Things I Believe," and the title pretty much
says it all. Since then, the list has grown and so has the expression
used to convey each of her observations and discoveries about all areas
Today, Lorenzana's quotes are shared countless times
on social media sites and have appeared all over the web. People from
all walks of life have found special meaning in her words and the little
messages she has sent out into the world. All I Know is a thoughtful
collection of quotes to make life appear more worth living, even while
looking at it through the darkest lens known to mankind.
I love books of quotes, whether an accumulation of famous people's thoughts or, like this, the author's own - you can always find something that stands out or speaks to you. Some of these really made me think.
I do wish there had been more of an explanation behind the words in this book, an explanation of what lead her to write this book other than what is written in the book description on Amazon. An introduction into herself, her history and her background would have pulled the book together, giving a lead in instead of immediately starting with quotes.
Favorite quote: "Love is imperfect. Falling for someone's flaws is just as necessary as falling for their strengths."