Just how honest do you want to be? Can you seriously tell someone what you are really thinking, be straightforward and not mince your words? What about the person’s feelings do they come into play at all? Trumped! Beyond Politically Correct by Peter Davidson might not answer directly answer these questions but incase you are in need of an answer when someone asks a question or you not sure how to react to certain situations this book will definitely put you on the right track. Sometimes situations call for being blunt and direct but just how blunt do you want to be? Having a tough day and need something to perk you up like advice on talking to your 15 year old grandson about the facts of life and having to watch just how you tell him about your escapades when his age. Wait until you read what this grandfather tells him about his appendage and the state it usually was in when dating girls. Relationships, dating, buying a new home and even going out on dates this book will help you figure out just about any situation you get into and more. So, sit back, put your feet up, grab a copy of this book and lets get started as this review is also going to be blunt, straightforward, honest and it just might go way beyond politically correct! Do you have the nerve or guts to tell it how it really is? The first section focuses on Marriage and what better place to begin as we meet Jenny and William. Jenny and William are about to spend their wedding night together and rather than put him down she politically correct tells him he was amazing when in reality well 15 seconds I guess beats nothing! Grandma’s marital advice is priceless as her granddaughter listens to her as she recounts her dating and what constitutes a happy marriage. Now being prim and proper as we know all grandmothers are she explains that a happy couple has to find their “own formula for success.” But, in reality she states be a chef in the kitchen, a laundress to the laundry, a maid in the living room and if you want to know about the bedroom granny said the read page 7 to learn for yourself and start practicing on your own. 50th Anniversary is priceless as Grandma and Grandpa are about to celebrate with their entire family. Grandma being politically correct tells how she met Grandpa and why he was a romantic guy and great catch and then she hits us with the harsh truth. Sometimes you have just so many to pick from and by the process of elimination you settle for what is left. Grandpa tells it this way: She was sweet, gave her flowers and pursued her and still wonders why she remained with him for 50 years. If you want to find out the blunt truth read page 16 and score one for Grandpa. Dating is the next section and it begins with Meeting Daughter’s Boyfriend and of course Daddy’s have their own viewpoint even though this one claims it is a pleasure to meet him but in reality he knows where this guy really wants to go and be. Advice is the next section and there is so much of it goes around as we meet Warren who is single and resorted to online dating. After checking out the profiles he asks his friend Charles why he lacks responses. Being nice he claim they are all reviewing your profiles when in reality and let’s be straight no one is interested.
Being brutally honest is not always what a cashier wants when a customer comes in and purchases an item and receives too much change. Sherry goes back to the cashier to rectify the mistake but instead of appreciating it you have to read between the lines and find out what happens when dishonesty is better. Learns learn about the Newly Ordained Minister on three months into his job and hired as pastor of a small church. Wanting to get to know his Paris and realizing that it was not easy he meets Dave and Bev who ask him to help them absolution for their sins. So at first Dave and Bev appear to repent and thank him for his guidance and forgiving them for the error of their ways. But, in reality they compare his job to that of any person in profession who needs clients and in this case to be successful.
Strategies is the next section and the first is Firebug? Herman is adventurous but would he go as far as to torch his own business? Did he do it? Was he really home? Wait until you hear the blatant truth. Next I loved the Conversationalist, which introduces us to Ed everyone would love and Ed. He listens; he is insightful and great at giving advice. Just why is she sought after? Ask Ed. No better yet find out for yourself when you read page 40. I love PAIN! How many times has a person been in an accident, sued and then faked it and gotten away with lots of money? Meet George and find out just what he did to get a half a million dollars? Is he politically beyond politically correct or just plain crafty and smart? You decide!
Socializing is the next section and within this one there is Singing Up A Storm which really hits home since I cannot carry a tune but I can hear the song and the tunes in my head. I have perfect pitch as long as I don’t sing. So, it’s Karaoke night at the Regency Lounge and Charlie is jamming and he cannot wait for everyone to sing his praises. In his own mind they loved it or did they? You see let’s be honest poor Charlie sounds like chalk scratching on a chalkboard or well listen to him sing and decide for yourself. Being beyond politically correct is definitely called for in this case. Grandkids’ Pictures is something that rings true to so many people as you are sitting in an airport terminal waiting for your flight when someone pulls out pictures and wants you to love them. But, in reality do you care? Business, Body and Mind and finally Philosophical round out the collection as Women at Work should spark some controversy and discussion and to countermand that read Men At Work and you decide who is treated fairly and who needs to speak up more. Would you Volunteer to work for an organization, do all the work, get no recognition and not feel used? Meet Amanda who is the President of the Historical Society and has decided to resign. Find out way and decide if you agree with her thinking.
Everyone or most everyone has had some type of surgery within their lifetime. But, what happens when Marilyn goes to Dr. McKenzie for some minor knee procedure. He tells her what to expect and her recovery time. But, it’s what it doesn’t tell her that would make you think twice before letting him operate on you. Just like any surgery it could…… I don’t want to scare you by spilling the truth. You have to read it for yourself on page 82. Would you date someone that is four inches shorter than you? Find out why Julie did? When you read Too Tall. Finally in the last section Helping Auntie will ring true to many and of course A Philosophical Exam which will explain why so many go to college and the real and honest reason you just never heard before. I think there are many young people that just might agree as the author shares this beyond politically correct response on page 99. At the end the author asks his readers to ponder this question: Being Brutally Honest I or are you Brutally Honest and fit into II or are you Being Brutally Honest III and if so : Where do you fit and as the author brilliantly states since you paid a ton for the book you might want to realize that this book is one of the best you have read in a long time. You realize the truth sometimes hurts but is necessary and you should definitely buy some extra copies to give out for Christmas and holidays or just because you want to recommend this book to others.
Fran Lewis: Just reviews/MJ Magazine