Saturday, December 10, 2011

Any Color But Beige by Cat LaRose

Publisher: FriesenPress
Pages: 232
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon



Goodreads:  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 cities but 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.




Kritters Thoughts:  A memoir that can also be described as a collection of short stories that connect to make a larger story about the author's quest for color in her life.  I loved how each chapter had a title with a clue as to what was the central point to each story/chapter and a quote that could be found within the chapter, it was like a little peak before you start reading.


The reader is taken on a journey with a woman who finds love, loses love and quests to make color a central aspect in her life.  I absolutely loved her constant reminder that before one can find love they must love themselves.  A true theme that each woman must grasp at all times of their lives, whether in a relationship or single.  


A great read for women of all ages and could bring great discussion amongst all women about the journey that we all take and the colors that impact the journey.  I am intrigued to describe my own life and the different stages in regards to the color that was the theme at each moment.






Rating:  absolutely loved it and want a sequel




Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author in conjunction with WOW Women on Writing.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.



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