In Me Power, Dr. LaNysha Tufuga Adams, Ivy-League educated linguist redefines "empowerment" and challenges others not only to answer this question, "Who do you want to be?" but to put the answer(s) into action.
Each chapter includes a variety of exercises and activities to help readers apply the five Me Power principles. More than a book, Me Power is an attitude, a mindset, and a call to action that urges those who read it to unlock their limitless power of positive change.
Plot/Idea: Adams's Me Power breaks down the concept of empowerment--what it means, how it can be harnessed, and how it can contribute to self-fulfillment. Adams blends her own personal and professional narrative into a broader guide to achieving success on one's own terms.
Prose: Adams's prose is immediately engaging. Readers will be struck by her personal story of being dismissed and underestimated, while she clearly lays out a blueprint for readers to seize their own empowerment.
Originality: The word 'empowerment' is a familiar and frequently used one. As Adams suggests early on, we often think of the term as something provided from outside an individual and bestowed upon them. Uniquely, Adams shifts this perspective, suggesting empowerment comes from within.
Character/Execution: Adams successfully combines guidance, personal anecdotes, and action plans for readers, while avoiding canned advice or platitudes.
Date Submitted: December 21, 2022
"A wide-ranging and powerfully optimistic look at how individuals can change their lives."
Reviewed by Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers' Favorite
Me Power by LaNysha T. Adams, Ph.D. is a self-help book that delivers on many different levels. As readers, we get an immediate front-row seat in one of the most crucial moments of the author's life. A singular moment that might break others in half and discourage them from their long-term goal only fueled her desire to get to the top of her educational mountain. We not only become privy to her path to success but also the stories of many others, from their low points to their crowning achievements. Reading Me Power will leave you uplifted and inspired.
Me Power by LaNysha T. Adams is the voice in the back of your mind. The right one, the one that is educated and hears all your inner doubts and self-criticism and slays them, putting them into the deepest graveyards. The narration is a much-needed balm that alternates between intellectual dialogue with facts and quotes to being your oldest friend and confidante. Adams finds the perfect middle ground to tell her story, give us the truth, and help us to uncover our own “Me Power.” Page 86 delivers one of my favorite quotes: “You do not become who you are from one single event. You’re the product of your past, present, and future selves.” This is the perfect book for someone looking to find their true self, which in the end, is all of us. Trust me when I say you don’t want to miss out on this book!