This book recaps twenty one of Rob White s awakening moments in inspirational, warm, and entertaining stories What s most important in each story is the unassuming, ordinary, everyday guru who popped into his life and offered the perfect life lesson for the moment Rob shares these very interesting life lessons, which helped him gain insights that proved to be superb starting points for a new life The book by Rob White became my favorite It has short stories, I would rather say, some of the life events from Mr Rob White s life and the lessons he learned from them This is very well written Mr White took events starting from his childhood and till recently Each story is unique, the scenario is unique and the lesson learned is unique I particularly liked the way Mr White put each and every incident and narrated it in an amazing way Reading the way he dealt with certain situations, h The book by Rob White became my favorite It has short stories, I would rather say, some of the life events from Mr Rob White s life and the lessons he learned from them This is very well written Mr White took events starting from his childhood and till recently Each story is unique, the scenario is unique and the lesson learned is unique I particularly liked the way Mr White put each and every incident and narrated it in an amazing way Reading the way he dealt with certain situations, how he fell and got back on his feet it felt amazing.The pace is wonderful It s easy to understand I could literally put myself in the shoes of the character There were many stories where I could relate myself to the situation My favorite story is the one at the airport where Mr White meets a British woman and learns patience from her After reading the book, I felt there are plenty of stories around us, happening to us in our daily lives and we rarely take out some time to learn anything at all from them If we look properly, we can see amazing teachers around us, not necessarily the one we see at school but janitors, strangers, second grade kids, bulls, etc Everyone and everything in this beautiful world always try to tell us something, if only, we pay proper attention Salute to Rob White for coming up with such a beautiful book I read plenty of motivational books but this one is on the top of the list This is nothing like those regular motivational books The way storyteller is way unique and made this book unique, too I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars This book is a fantastic read for all age groups I really love the way Mr Rob White succeeded in his life, how he took risks and how he learned from his mistakes He didn t keep those experiences to himself but he taught those lessons to the people he met and helped them make the most of their lives I look forward to readingandbooks by Rob White Mr White s stories taught me that believing in yourself, taking risks, trusting your instincts and learning to stand up after falling, help us reach our goals and making the impossible, possible I must say, the stories of personal transformation in this book are totally worth a read Read my book reviews at If you ask me what genre is this book, I would say this book is a combination of inspirational and memoir This book contains 21 chapters which ranging from about his life as a kid which is expected to work in a factory mill in future, as a high school graduate choosing the college route, as a school teacher, until about his life as a real estate developer and restaurateur What I have learnt the most from this book is to view life from the lens of endless transformational opportunities to rein If you ask me what genre is this book, I would say this book is a combination of inspirational and memoir This book contains 21 chapters which ranging from about his life as a kid which is expected to work in a factory mill in future, as a high school graduate choosing the college route, as a school teacher, until about his life as a real estate developer and restaurateur What I have learnt the most from this book is to view life from the lens of endless transformational opportunities to reinvent your life and there is no age limit to change This is an appropriate book to start reading with in embarking your new year journey if you have the New Year, New Me mentality I found And Then I Met Margaret to be an entertaining anthology about the author s life, and the tone was nicely consistent, which was a big plus I didn t give it five stars because it just didn t wow me, and some of the stories fell short of being decidedly profound Overall, this is the best nonfiction anthology I ve picked up, and it s a sweet read if you re looking for something uplifting but not heavy. And then I met Margaret is a collection of short stories where the author details how ordinary gurus changed his life.The author takes you on a journey via his short stories of life lessons he has learned He begins the book by citing the self help gurus he has met and the valuable information they shared with him The rest of the stories begin with a myth he once believed about life, and end with what he deems the actual truth about it The stories range from his early years and follow his care And then I met Margaret is a collection of short stories where the author details how ordinary gurus changed his life.The author takes you on a journey via his short stories of life lessons he has learned He begins the book by citing the self help gurus he has met and the valuable information they shared with him The rest of the stories begin with a myth he once believed about life, and end with what he deems the actual truth about it The stories range from his early years and follow his career path and family life.I decided to read this as it was onlinebookclub s book of the month and was up for discussion and I must say that it caused a heated debate The first issue was that of a misleading title Most of us believed it was a romance novel due to the title, font and background colours, and were then confused as Margaret had a tiny part to play in one story which certainly did not seem pivotal I found that for every good lesson the author learned, someone had to be put in a bad light, and the author seemed to focus a lot on material gains One of the stories had a scenario which has been used as a life lesson before and it got me wondering as to whether it had actually happened to the author or whether it was borrowed for emphasis There were also a number of unnecessary grammatical errors.Overall I didn t really enjoy the book and found so many of the lightbulb moments just common sense I also questioned as to why these people who had such an impact on him were named ordinary gurus Firstly the use of ordinary was condescending and secondly because surely anyone who imparts any wisdom could then be called a guru I don t mind self help books, but this was not my cup of tea