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50 Dates in 50 States: One Woman's Journey to Positive Change    by M. L. Brockhurst order for
50 Dates in 50 States
by M. L. Brockhurst
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Morgan James, 2013 (2013)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Describing herself as 'a goal-driven, career-focused, workaholic who loved to travel', the author explains that her life hit rock bottom when her soul mate unexpectedly died. Two years after Adam's death she still hadn't gotten her life back together, but she realized that she had to do something to make a positive change in what had become a destructive, downward spiraling existence.

This narrative charts Melanie Brockhurst's journey back to wholeness. As she explains, 'Along the way I quit my job, sold my house, travelled around the U.S. having fifty dates in fifty states, and eventually met the man who loves me and accepts me as I am.'

Part travelogue, part romp and part how-to-guide, Melanie instructs as well as inspires her reader as she lay outs how her positive change formula works to achieve her dreams.

From shark diving in Hawaii to Fright Night in Philly, the author has some interesting experiences. Making out at a California drive-in movie may have been a lapse back to adolescence but the encounter with a stalker in New Mexico was certainly no fun and one Melanie would rather have avoided.

All in all, though, her account of this struggle to bring about positive change in her life is uplifting and quite entertaining. And, for those who are looking for some way of jumpstarting their own lives, the formula Brockhurst shares may point to the way of bringing about some positive changes.

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