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Universal Life Lessons: From My Brilliant Blue Bohemian Butterfly is a short self-help book by Susan Ball. The author presents eighty-five life lessons in a semi-biographical form as she writes about the life of Anna Rose Paas, a woman born in 1985 with Ring 22 Chromosome Abnormality, a dangerous and rare condition. Despite a limited life expectancy, Anna lived long beyond the time limit and faced many challenges and pitfalls in her life. In chronicling Anna’s life and the decisions she made from birth to death, author Susan Ball gleans important and hopeful ideas that readers can apply to their own lives to make a positive change in the world.
Quite often in self-help books, I find that the life lessons only apply to a certain type of person, but the case is not so in Susan Ball’s touching, heartfelt semi-biography. Universal Life Lessons: From My Brilliant Blue Bohemian Butterfly is a truly universal book and, though Anna Rose Paas faced unimaginable challenges that most of us would be grateful to never encounter, her journey is one of light, hope and inspiration that any person anywhere in the world could take motivation from. Susan Ball writes impeccably well and with clear fondness for the subject of her tale, sharing not only Anna’s experiences, but her own personal viewpoint on the life lessons and how they apply to her now. I would happily recommend this uplifting and insightful guide to anyone who may be feeling less than grateful about their lives. An excellent read.