I don’t dislike La La, but I’ve also never loved her. So why did I get this book? I heard good things about her first book, The Love Playbook, and decided I wanted to give this one a try. Different perspectives inspire me, and I love learning about how successful people “made it” (when Rihanna drops a book, I will be first in line!). But, back to La La’s The Power Playbook. Here’s my breakdown.
Published May 2015 by Penguin Group USA, 256 pages
About the Book
Honestly, the advice La La gave in the book was nothing I’ve never heard before. For me, this is not a bad thing because as I said, different perspectives inspire me, and I love learning the backstories of how people became successful. This book delivers on that. La La shares a lot of familiar success tips and elaborates on how she defines them, as well as, how they helped to grow her career. For example, she talks about putting yourself first, the benefits of mentors and coaches, branding, dressing for success, and even women supporting women. She goes on to give examples and stories from her life about how each piece of advice affected her and her career.
Pros and Cons
Let me first start with the cons. Some parts of the book seemed really forced. Almost like filler content. I speed read through those parts. That content didn’t take away from the book per se, but I did catch myself rolling my eyes a few times. Pros: I said it before, and I will say it again, different viewpoints and learning about people’s paths to success motivate me. La La’s story is no different. I’m familiar with every piece of advice she gave in the book, but the way she explained some of them made me pause, and I admit, I did have a few a-ha moments. In addition to the a-ha moments, I received some confirmation that my mindset and the path I’m on are solid. Finally, La La’s writing style is just like who she is (on La La’s Full Court Life); it’s down to earth and feels like a conversation with one of your girlfriends. That made the book very easy to read and digest.
Would I recommend This Book?
Absolutely. It’s a quick, informative read.
For more about The Power Playbook, check out this interview La La did with Chris Chafin for Fast Company.
Have you read this book? What did you think?
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