Saturday, April 4, 2020

Reviewing Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Over the last couple of years I have found myself reading more and more personal development books and one that I read earlier this year is Lucky Bitch: A Guide for Exceptional Women to Create Outrageous Success by Denise Duffield-Thomas.

An easy to read, law of attraction style of personal development book

I had never heard of this book until it literally fell off the library shelf in front of me!   I took that to be a sign from the universe that this was the book I needed to read even though the author, Denise Duffield-Thomas made the title such a mouthful.   I'll just refer to Lucky Bitch: A Guide for Exceptional Women to Create Outrageous Success to Lucky Bitch for the rest of this review.

I loved this book, the author believes in the law of attraction and it is basically this that she talks about, she does so as though she were sitting down with a coffee (or cocktail) and talking to you as a friend.   I have found a number of law of attraction style books hard to read, but this one was so easy to read I finished it a lot quicker than I normally do.

I also have a copy of this book in my shopping cart ready to purchase when I do my next book order.

So, why do I like it and what makes it different to the hundreds of other law of attraction style of personal development books?


  • It's very easy to read, more of a chatty form of book than a stuffy one.
  • It has very actionable steps for you to take with lots of examples.


Denise and her husband actually won a competition to become honeymoon testers travelling the world for six months which is where the 'Lucky Bitch' comes from.   She shares the techniques she used to ensure that it wasn't luck as in chance that led them to winning, but the law of attraction.   She left nothing to chance and worked hard.

I loved the fact that she didn't make it seem woo-woo and that all you had to do was say your gratitudes every morning and daydream about what you want in your life.   Let's face it I know that's not actually what some books say, but it's the impression that you can be left with.

Denise breaks it all down in Lucky Bitch so that you know if you really want something then harnessing the law of attraction can be done by anyone, but it does entail working and believing it's possible.

I love utilizing my local library to get books to read, but when I discover one that I can easily devour and learn things from I go ahead and buy my own version and that is what I will be doing with this one.

The only thing I was worried about was as I was reading and not wanting to put it up I thought I really should be taking down notes.   I then decided that no, I would enjoy reading the book through and then I could re-read it with a notebook.   I made a wonderful discovery at the end of the book -

Personal Development Book Review of Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas
A great find at the back of the book!


It's almost like she anticipated people devouring the books without taking notes and has a synopsis of tasks for you to do at the back, broken down by chapter.

Do You Enjoy Reading Personal Development Books?


Not everyone enjoys reading personal development books and I have to say that a few years ago the idea that they would be a regular part of my life is something I wouldn't have believed.   I used to think that they were good for some people, but not me LOL!

I actually read at least 10 pages a day out of a personal development book every morning now (this one I also read in the evening - the first time I had done that) and I have found them to be really good for my mental well being.

I am very intrigued to know how many readers also enjoy reading this style of books, I'm thinking there's quite a few considering how big the personal development section in the bookstore is.

Here's a couple of the personal development books I have reviewed here on Review This -

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson


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4 comments:

  1. I have read several personal development books in times past, even though this is not my usual style of reading enjoyment. As you describe, some read easily; some you struggle through. I found Jeff Olson's 'The Slight Edge' a very quick read with some easy to follow task suggestions. Rhonda's 'The Magic' was a struggle, even though her suggestions were easy to understand.

    I think it depends on the author. I am totally a believer in the Law of Attraction and have read numerous books on the subject. Some authors become too "Me" oriented where I would rather hear more about the subject in general and how it might apply to life and less about the author personally, if you get my drift.

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  2. I have and still read personal development books, but must say this one would have stayed on the shelf. I know that our language is becoming much looser in meaning, but the reference to "Bitch" still grates on my senses. I find it just downright derogatory and degrading, not what I expect in a self development book. Thanks for setting me straight on that point. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Unfortunately, I agree with Olivia. I would not have ever picked this book up to read. Right off the bat, I would question "self development" in any sense if you thought so little of yourself to call yourself such a derogatory name. It is a good thing she has a strong influence like you recommending her book.

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  4. This sounds like an excellent book. Yes, I sure do love personal development books. Being a real estate person for most of my earlier life, we attended many seminars, listened to many tapes, know quite a few personal development professionals including a few guys on the original Law of Attraction movie, The Secret. I'll certainly make an effort to read this one. Also, I have someone in mind to give this book as a gift. Thanks for the heads up!

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