Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Still Lolo by Lauren Scruggs with Marcus Brotherton A REVIEW

In December 2011, Lauren (“LoLo”) Scruggs, a 23-year-old fashion journalist, suffered a sudden injury that made headlines around the world. She had been on a short flight to look at Christmas lights and, upon exiting the small plane, was hit by the still-moving propeller blade. A frantic 911 call, several major surgeries, and thousands of prayers later: Lauren lived. But she lost her left hand and left eye. And she had to face some incredibly difficult questions: What kind of future will I have? Where is God in all this pain? Will anyone ever be able to love me now? In Still LoLo, Lauren speaks out for the first time since her accident. She and her family reveal what really happened that night, what Lauren’s life is like today, what got them through their journey toward healing, and how they conquered all odds to persevere as a family. It’s a compelling and fiercely beautiful story of faith, determination, and staying true to who you are—no matter what.

Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum (August 16, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414376707
ISBN-13: 978-1414376707
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces

Lauren Scruggs is a fashion journalist and the founder and editor-in-chief of LOLO Magazine, an online lifestyle experience magazine that integrates coverage of the food, fashion, beauty, health, and travel industries. She has served as a contributing editor at MyItThings.com, SMUStyle, and PR Couture. A 2009 Dallas Baptist University graduate, Lauren has worked in the Michael Kors showroom and reported from New York, Paris, and Montreal Fashion Weeks. She was an intern in the fashion department of the television series Gossip Girl. See her magazine at lolomag.com. Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs are authors, speakers, and counselors. Their writings include the widely used book I Do Again and are the founders of Hope Matters Marriage Ministries in Dallas. See their website: hopeformarriages.com. Brittany (Scruggs) Morgan is Lauren’s fraternal twin. She works in accounting for a commercial insurance company and is married to her best friend, Shaun. Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer known for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He has authored or coauthored more than 25 books, including the New York Times best-seller We Who Are Alive and Remain, with 20 of the last surviving Band of Brothers. See his website: marcusbrotherton.com.
Visit his blog at: www.marcusbrotherton.com

   The book Still Lolo by Lauren Scruggs, her family with Marcus Brotherton is an O.K. book. I love true stories of people overcoming tragedies, but felt like this book somehow wasn’t strong enough or had enough heart. Don’t get me wrong I know Lauren had a great struggle and had something horrific happen to her.
  The things I didn’t appreciate in this book was the back story. I know you need back story but it was almost ¾ of this book. I At times it seemed to go on and on. In Still Lolo it didn’t give out enough details of the accident and the recovery period. Also Lauren is quite conceited about her looks and I think she should be happier with the sparing of her life instead of how she looks and how she will get along in life.
  Still Lolo is an easy read and didn’t take me long, but I was just looking for more substance. It does have some colorful pictures and they were interesting. I really can’t recommend reading this book unless you like long stories that only talk of the past and not what the real story is suppose to be about.

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Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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