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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
A collection of 41 stories written on life will keep readers engaged in the book Naked Determination, 41 Stories About Overcoming Fear by Gisela Hausmann. It takes you on the most exhilarating trip with its diverse themes, exciting locales, and interesting characters. The author's perspective on life and her personal and professional experiences have been put together well and the essence has been captured as a line 'Lesson I had to Relearn' at the end of each chapter. The stories are wonderfully refreshing and they motivate readers on life and living. Simple but honest, this collection of short stories is an amazing read.
The author's life of travel and adventure is evident from the locations mentioned in the stories. All the stories are thought provoking and the truth hidden between the lines of the tales makes it plausible. Her personal experiences and the manner in which she has shared her personal lessons with readers connect her with readers in a better way. The book gives readers the strength to face obstacles in their own lives and make their lives successful. The stories are relatable, making the book more effective for readers. The style of writing also contributes to the depth and impact of the stories.
The lesson at the end of each chapter encapsulated into a sentence is thought provoking and motivating. The directness and honesty with which the stories have been put down is heartwarming and it throws a deeper light into the author's personal journey of triumph.