Any Color But Beige: Living Life in Color is a memoir (or "femoir" as Cat likes to call it!) from successful blogger Cat Larose. It chronicles her journey from her colorful childhood to the predictability and security of a beige suburban marriage to the major life changes that she initiates in her quest to live life in color.
With the New Year and its accompanying resolutions right around the corner, AnyColor But Beige is the ideal inspiration for readers who want to shake up their lives to celebrate 2012!
Join us for this colorful adventure! Stop by The Muffin today for a wonderful interview and leave a comment or ask a question for a chance to win a signed copy of Any Color But Beige. For an extra entry, link to the post on Twitter with the hashtag #NoBeige. The giveaway contest closes this Thursday, November 17th at 11:59 PM, PST. We will announce the winner in the comments section the following day, Friday November 18th.
Cat also has a special contest for book clubs where you can comment for a chance to win ten books and a virtual appearance from Cat! Check out the section below for more about that or visit The Muffin for info.
- Take time for pit stops of happiness. Pull off the road every now and then and be good to yourself. Even if it is just for a quiet moment of coffee.
- Add discipline--it provides proportional returns. What you get out of anything is equal to what you put in.
- Realize that advice is just a validation of the decision you are about to make.
- Ask, "Would I rather be right or happy?" If you want to be happy, then be willing to change your mind.
- Accept the consequences of your decisions and move on.
- Live (temporarily) with your fear, guilt or embarrassment until you get over it--and you will get over it.
- Overcome analysis/paralysis.
- Ask the right question--not "why" (blame) but "how" (action).
- You do not have to be an expert. Just be honest with yourself.
- Take advantage of new opportunities. If not now, when?
|About Any Color But Beige|
After years of living a beige existence, Cat Larose, international color marketing expert, finally added a little color to her own life. All it took was a Paris sunset and a little red suitcase.
Everyone wanted Cat's life. She had a handsome husband, a stylish home and a fascinating career as an international color-marketing consultant. Work took Cat to some of the world's most beautiful citiesbut something was missing: ironically, it was color. One day she found herself in Paris watching a sunset and, in a moment of clarity, she caught a glimpse of her sepia-toned future. When Cat got home, she did what she'd longed to do for years. She decided to paint her bedroom a magnificent Bordeaux red and put an end to her beige existence and her marriage. That was the beginning of a new life.
Any Color but Beige is a bright, funny, genuine account of one woman's search for love in the deep end of the dating pool. None of the self-help books prepared Cat for the often funny, occasionally puzzling, sometimes sad but always colorful dating adventures with an international cast of frogs, princes and players. Cat makes the classic female mistake of thinking that love is a life preserver. Until one day she learns to swim.
I could NOT have said it any better than this summary right here! I'm afraid if I were to ad anything more, it would take away from this awesome summary that is right here! I will add if you like 'Memoirs', this is THE book for you! Check out this TERRIFIC, MODERN, AND COLORFUL Book Trailer!
Hardcover: 232 pages
Publisher: Friesen Press (August 2011)
Twitter Hashtag: #NoBeige
Any Color But Beige: Living Life in Color is available at Amazon in print or as an e-book for Kindle.
SPECIAL BOOK CLUB CONTEST!
Cat is also sponsoring a Color-tastic Book Club Contest so you can share Any Color ButBeige with your favorite book club! Visit anyparticipating blog before Friday, December 16 and leave a comment on the Any Color But Beige Blog Tour post with the words "Book Club Contest" in the message. If you win, your book club will win 10 copies of Any Color But Beige, a virtual visit from Cat at your next book club meeting, and several other surprises. Don't miss this fabulous giveaway!
The REST of the Tour:
Friday, December 16 @ For the Love of Reading
LAST CHANCE to win a copy of Cat Larose's memoir Any Color But Beige, the perfect book to give you a new attitude for a new year. Cat will also be sharing her ideas on why travel can help improve your writing skills.We may have more dates to come, so be sure to check out our Events CalendarHERE.