About 12 pages from the end of the book (not a spoiler as discussion of this starts in the Introduction), Gerek writes, “If I could impress only one single principle from this book into the minds of all men (and all people, for that matter), it would be this: you are a creator. You carry within you the capacity to create any experience within this lifetime that you desire—and intentionally creating your life is worth every second of discomfort, every fleeting doubt, and every inconvenience."
I’m referring to this quote in my review because it’s pivotal to understanding the voice of the author and the perspective of his sharing.
If you’re anything like me, you’re curious but shy. You typically hold back your voice, expression, and desires out of fear or shame or unworthiness (or all three). Maybe you’ve screwed up more than a few relationships, but it wasn’t your fault? Maybe, like me, you long for the greener grass (what you think others have) at the cost of your own neglected yard…
Metaphors aside, if you're anything like me, read this book.
Read (or listen to) Gerek’s stories not with judgment, but with gratitude and perhaps a little awe. While not condoning or condemning his choices, I deeply admire the extent to which he intentionally created his Erotic Rockstar life. And more importantly, evolved out of it.
There are so many gems scattered throughout the text that it’s easy to get stuck in the scenarios and overlook how the lessons learned might be relevant to your own story. Some I’m sure you’ve heard before, but many resonate more deeply in Gerek's context. I’ll be re-reading this book soon. I’ve got about 100 dog-eared pages to absorb more deeply.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 5145 KB
- Print Length: 285 pages
- Publisher: Archetypal Publishing (24 December 2019)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B082RHDBWH
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 25 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)