Book Review: A Beginner's Guide to Paradise

Monday, August 17, 2015

Author: Alex Sheshunoff

Summary from Goodreads: This is the story of Alex and his quest to make his life a better. Tired of the same old job and not feeling fulfilled, he sets out on a journey to find something more. Spending time on the islands of Yap, Pig, and Palau he discovers the adventure that waits out there for him.

Disclaimer: I was awarded this book from the First to Read program part of Penguin. While I did not pay for the book, the opinions are strictly my own.
Personal Review:
I enjoyed this book.  The author uses humor throughout his story telling to discuss all of the ways in which he is able to find paradise. I was drawn to this book because he was able to get away and start his life over again. While it is not something that is possible for me personally, it is nice to read about people’s adventures in doing so.


I enjoyed learning about the other cultures in this book. It was interesting to see the typical experiences and how things like pop tarts can be a big deal. In a sense, you can take for granted what you have readily available to you.

The plot of the book followed Alex’s journey to find the place where he belonged. Towards the end, we also get a small piece of romance. The story was entertaining and kept you wanting to know what would happen next.

Happy Reading!

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