100 ways to beat the blues is an innovative and adorable effort by Tanya Tucker & her other associates. This compilation has collective suggestions to beat the blues from 100 families spanning people from diverse professions, background age and frame of mind.
“I don’t beat the blues, the blues beats me daily! Like a drum!” claims Kris Kristofferson.
George H.W. Bush was quoted, “When I get down in the dumps I talk back to the TV set. I have even sworn at the TV set ad yelled at the bubble head on TV with whom I don’t agree”. Presley Tucker innocently replies, “When I feel little down, I can always bring myself up with a song: Pop, rock, country, I love it all”.
It is quite interesting to hear from people about their experiences and some of these responses are most unexpected. Some people enjoy shorter blues, while others undergo serious depression taking more time for recovery for some it happens in home or workplace, while for some others it is in an army camp, street or inside a dense forest.
This book demonstrates around 100 characters and their behavior in hundreds of different situations. These practical lesions are priceless treasures.
The same question has evoked different responses from different personalities ranging from a single word to three pages essay. The author Cathie Pelletier disserves some serious appreciation for the 100 different titles, under which their blues are listed. Every personality’s short history is also being provided in their respective pages.
Some personalities had grabbed this opportunity to promote themselves, providing the reader with links to their web pages.
Whomever you may be: a critic, a fun oriented reader, a gossiper, an ardent fan of one or many of the featured personalities, or the one trying to beat your blues, this book has something or other to offer you.
Hey! When you read the same book for second or third time in a different mood, you may well the different perspective of the same content. It is a commendable work from Tanya. Reading the book itself is a way to ‘beat the blues’.