Reviewed by Brenda B. for Readers' Favorite
The game of chess can be compared to life. Ultimately you are in control of the pieces, especially the pawns. You are not the pawn but rather in control of how it moves. You can think of your opponent's pawns as the difficulties in your life. Chess is a game of strategy in which you must predict what your opponent is going to do next. In life we need to recognize that every action we take will bring about consequences. We would benefit from seeing life from different viewpoints. The author shares 22 chess rules to utilize in life. He shares his story of overcoming depression and adversity. In this book he shares his heart. While this book concentrates on chess the reader does not have to be a chess enthusiast to understand and benefit from the analogy.
This book has a lot of very good points to consider. The author obviously knows the ins and outs of chess. The game of chess is very complex and so life. Writing this book was a form of therapy for the author. He also hopes as it will benefit others dealing with depression. This is not a book for the author had a specific audience. A Patzer's Story is a good read except the text was slow in several places. I encourage the author to continue his writing, work on flow and continuity, and most of all, keep working on his chess skills!