Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Better Together: Life Is Best with a Friend Like You By Warren Photographic - Book Review

From the publisher: Wouldn't life be boring if we were all exactly the same? And although each of us is unique, we're really not so different after all. And it's our differences that truly make us Better Together.

Better Together combines adorable photos of unlikely animal pairs alongside poignant quotes on topics for friends of all stripes on subjects such as love, respect, and compassion. Memorable, wise words alongside sweet photography beautifully and humorously communicate the truth about and magic of friendship—that although we may not be exactly the same, we're really not so different after all.

Quotes from George Washington to Bono focus on friendship, unity, strength, and on harmony between people with diverse viewpoints, lifestyles, or beliefs and include inspiring quotes such as:

"Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" -Abraham Lincoln
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" -C. S. Lewis
"'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary." -Louisa May Alcott
 "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light." -Helen Keller

Better Together is full of reminders of the very best things about friendship and is the perfect way to tell someone you love: "Life is best with a friend like you."

After what the publisher put out about Better Together, there isn't a whole lot left to say. This is a cute little hardback gift book, full of sweet pictures and encouraging quotes. It's easily read in one sitting, but is meant to picked up multiple times, particularly when one is in need of a friendly pick-me-up.

The book is divided into seven sections based on the theme of the quotes chosen. However, each section focuses on togetherness and putting aside differences (something that is much needed in the world today). There is a wide range of people who authored the quotes, Bono to Billy Graham, former President Barack Obama to Benjamin Franklin, and Mother Theresa to Mattie Stepanek (look him up if you are unfamiliar with him, it's worth it). The sayings are full of wisdom and deep, thoughtful ideas. Each quote is accompanied by an adorable picture of animals that supports the idea behind the quote. Kittens, puppies, bunnies, deer, hedgehogs, and more are pictured interacting in cute ways.

Better Together is the kind of book you put on a coffee or end table for a guest to pick up and browse. It's little bits of wisdom can be easily digested in small bites, and it really isn't intended to be read in one sitting. Pick this up as a gift for the animal lover in your life, or a friend or family member who needs to kind words.

I received a review copy of this book from the BookLook Bloggers program of Zonderman in exchange for an honest review.

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