Lessons Learned: From the Short Stories of My Life, Laurie Koss

Everyone has a story. Laurie Koss has five hundred and fifteen.

In her page-turning debut book, the award-winning Canadian artist has crafted a memoir like no other. Each page of Lessons Learned is a single story concluding with a thought-provoking quote.

Perfect for today’s busy lifestyle, Lessons Learned is unique because the reader can choose to enjoy the stories chronologically like a novel, flip to a random page to uncover which lesson they chance upon, or read one-story-per-day for a daily dose of inspiration.

The quotes that complete each story originate from diverse literary, cultural, and historical sources. They make Lessons Learned a one-of-a-kind experience as the reader is encouraged to take a moment at the end of each page to ponder the lesson or have a laugh.

Koss’ childhood stories begin in 1960’s Vancouver, B.C., with topics spanning from her budding interest in art to her keen intuition and family ghost stories to the tumultuous family dynamics created by a loving but alcoholic parent. With each story—and each life lesson learned—readers witness the coming-of-age and self-discovery of a young artist determined to create the life she dreams of living.

But life rarely goes as smoothly as we plan. Following the dips and successes of her romantic life, family, and career, Koss also illustrates the unexpected heartache of a life-altering illness and ongoing struggles with friendships—and the spiritual growth that can arise when we’re open to learning from these experiences.

Offering a blend of introspection, vulnerability, and creativity, Koss brings to life universal experiences that connect us all, interspersed by unique and often hilarious “Only Me” moments.

Koss’ storytelling takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from 1960s hippies to the 2020 pandemic. Her tales are a time portal to various eras and a reminder that we, too, have stories and history worth sharing. Story by story, quote by quote, Laurie Koss entertains with self-effacing humour, compassion, and insight, proving there is a lesson to be learned in every moment life offers.

Lessons Learned is a collection of short stories to treasure, savour, and share with loved ones. It is sure to become a must-read for those seeking a refreshing, laugh-out-loud, heartfelt, and entertaining book.

What You’ll Discover Inside:

  • 515 One-Page Short Stories
  • Family and Friendship
  • Popular Culture
  • The Unexplainable
  • Married Life & Parenting
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Achieving Goals
  • Trusting Intuition
  • Finding Meaning in Life
  • Over 500 thought-provoking quotes

Lessons Learned: From the Short Stories of My Life is a poignant, moving, unique, and inspirational memoir that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey while entertaining them at the same time! Lessons Learned is written by author Laurie Koss and Koss throughout Lessons Learned will take her readers on a journey through her life in this beautiful memoir throughout 515 one-page short stories. The journey the reader will encounter is incredible as well as eye-opening and her stories will make you feel a host of different emotions from start to finish! That is why I already recommend this lovely book, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!

Lessons Learned is an incredible book in which Laurie Koss will openly share her life with us readers, including all the highs and lows. Koss in Lessons Learned shares 515 short stories which touch on all avenues of her life, each story provides a lesson learned and ends with a thought-provoking quote.

Koss touches on her childhood, growing up in the 1960s, as well as her family, and how she discovered her love for art. As well as this Koss touches on everything that makes us human from love, loss, careers, and so much more and it makes for a powerful read that shouldn’t be missed and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Lessons Learned!

Memoirs, combined with poignant themes are my favorite type of books to read. I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life and when the reader is granted this insight the reader can learn so much from their story, and many readers will be able to learn a lot from Laurie Koss’s story in Lessons Learned.

The profoundness of Lessons Learned is sensational, and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book. Laurie Koss effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers as well as compels them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Lessons Learned at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as absorbing; Koss’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this.

Laurie Koss is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she is honest and brave to write her story, and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author. Koss’s excellent writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop. The life lessons learned from Koss in Lessons Learned will help readers better navigate through their own lives, and that is so beautiful to me because it is rare to come across a memoir that will not only entertain but also help readers.

Overall Lessons Learned is an insightful, informative, and inspiring book and that is why I of course have to award this book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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