Reviews: Takes on Life Vol.1

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“A unique kind of escape”

I took my time when reading Takes on Life because it offered a unique kind of escape for me that no other book had before. It felt just as if I was hearing all these stories from Dom in person or over the phone as anecdotes. I’ll come back to it when I miss that feeling. Which I think won’t take long…

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C Medina

“A unique kind of escape”

I took my time when reading Takes on Life because it offered a unique kind of escape for me that no other book had before. It felt just as if I was hearing all these stories from Dom in person or over the phone as anecdotes. I’ll come back to it when I miss that feeling. Which I think won’t take long…

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C Medina

“Wow… I haven’t laughed that hard at a book in a long time!”

Takes on Life Vol.1 is designed to be read here and there when you get 5 minutes but I couldn’t put the book down and finished it within a couple hours. I highly recommend this book full of relatable and hilarious stories and scenarios. I look forward to reading the next!

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R Rowland

“Wow… I haven’t laughed that hard at a book in a long time!”

Takes on Life Vol.1 is designed to be read here and there when you get 5 minutes but I couldn’t put the book down and finished it within a couple hours. I highly recommend this book full of relatable and hilarious stories and scenarios. I look forward to reading the next!

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R Rowland

” Read Takes on Life in one sitting”

I’ve received my books only yesterday and read Takes on Life in one sitting, or one “take” to continue the analogy (not to worry I was not experiencing any digestive distress) and enjoyed it very much. It’s brilliantly funny! I read your blog every Sunday and today’s made me laugh out loud, I’ve had a similar experience with my mum with the unfortunate conclusion of me having to explain what a butt plug was. I’ve just finished Chapter 5 of The Fruit Bowl and I’m a blubbering mess so taking a minute to breath and write this review, very excited to see where the story will lead next, I will of course dutifully report back once finished and looking at my social calendar at the moment should be sooner rather than later. Thank you for making me laugh in these troubled times.

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A Pearce

” Read Takes on Life in one sitting”

I’ve received my books only yesterday and read Takes on Life in one sitting, or one “take” to continue the analogy (not to worry I was not experiencing any digestive distress) and enjoyed it very much. It’s brilliantly funny! I read your blog every Sunday and today’s made me laugh out loud, I’ve had a similar experience with my mum with the unfortunate conclusion of me having to explain what a butt plug was. I’ve just finished Chapter 5 of The Fruit Bowl and I’m a blubbering mess so taking a minute to breath and write this review, very excited to see where the story will lead next, I will of course dutifully report back once finished and looking at my social calendar at the moment should be sooner rather than later. Thank you for making me laugh in these troubled times.

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A Pearce

” It made me laugh out loud”

I finished Takes On Life Vol. 1 and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although there are 31 ‘takes’ for each day of the month I couldn’t put the book down. It made me laugh out loud on several occasions and I greatly enjoyed regaling anyone in my vicinity about an amusing anecdote from the current ‘take’ that I was reading. Sincerely hoping Dominic will do a part two, until then I am off to read another of his books!

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S Slattery

” It made me laugh out loud”

I finished Takes On Life Vol. 1 and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although there are 31 ‘takes’ for each day of the month I couldn’t put the book down. It made me laugh out loud on several occasions and I greatly enjoyed regaling anyone in my vicinity about an amusing anecdote from the current ‘take’ that I was reading. Sincerely hoping Dominic will do a part two, until then I am off to read another of his books!

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S Slattery

“Ranging from funny to thought provoking to heart warming”

Takes on Life is a great book for both avid  readers or those who wish they had more time to read. It’s a collection of 31 short essays, ranging from funny to thought provoking to heart warming, and everything in between. It was nice to have an entire month worth an essays. Highly recommended!

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L Koehler

“Ranging from funny to thought provoking to heart warming”

Takes on Life is a great book for both avid  readers or those who wish they had more time to read. It’s a collection of 31 short essays, ranging from funny to thought provoking to heart warming, and everything in between. It was nice to have an entire month worth an essays. Highly recommended!

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L Koehler

“It made me laugh out loud”

Receiving this book as a birthday present, I couldn’t be more surprised. After my exams, I found myself a comfortable and cozy couch, started to read it,  and simply just loved it. Takes on Life Vol.1 is such an enjoyable book. It even made me laugh out loud, something rare these days. While Lockdown 3.0 is still going on, it is essential to give yourself a happy little moment, I found that within this book. While we all live different lives, we can all recognize little bits of ourselves in Takes on Live Vol.1.  It so happens that I sometimes cite something out of the book to my family, which led to them also wanting to read it. The way it is written makes it easy to read even as a non-native English speaker. My first experience with the work of Dominic Holland made me eager for more.

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M Esther

“It made me laugh out loud”

Receiving this book as a birthday present, I couldn’t be more surprised. After my exams, I found myself a comfortable and cozy couch, started to read it,  and simply just loved it. Takes on Life Vol.1 is such an enjoyable book. It even made me laugh out loud, something rare these days. While Lockdown 3.0 is still going on, it is essential to give yourself a happy little moment, I found that within this book. While we all live different lives, we can all recognize little bits of ourselves in Takes on Live Vol.1.  It so happens that I sometimes cite something out of the book to my family, which led to them also wanting to read it. The way it is written makes it easy to read even as a non-native English speaker. My first experience with the work of Dominic Holland made me eager for more.

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M Esther

“I looked forward to reading this at the end of each day”

I read, Takes on Life, in the month of January, one story at a time, and it was what I looked forward to at the end of each day for a lighthearted laugh or bit of inspiration.  There isn’t the proper language to describe how happy this book made me during this pandemic (now that so many things are dumb). And now a moment of silence because I have to wait until volume. 2 comes out. I absolutely died reading about Dom’s pink golf club story (#31).

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L Gomes

“I looked forward to reading this at the end of each day”

I read, Takes on Life, in the month of January, one story at a time, and it was what I looked forward to at the end of each day for a lighthearted laugh or bit of inspiration.  There isn’t the proper language to describe how happy this book made me during this pandemic (now that so many things are dumb). And now a moment of silence because I have to wait until volume. 2 comes out. I absolutely died reading about Dom’s pink golf club story (#31).

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L Gomes

“A very easy to read entertaining book”

I Annoyed my husband as I kept reading parts out to him, as the life similarities between him and Dominics views were so alike (“shouting at the tv, as a sign of ageing” so true!) Life in these Covid times, especially as a healthcare provider, or being touched by Covids effect on lives, is no joke, therefore having uplifting and humorous takes on everyday life, to make you chuckle and laugh, and take you elsewhere is my cup of tea.

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B Lindsay

“A very easy to read entertaining book”

I Annoyed my husband as I kept reading parts out to him, as the life similarities between him and Dominics views were so alike (“shouting at the tv, as a sign of ageing” so true!) Life in these Covid times, especially as a healthcare provider, or being touched by Covids effect on lives, is no joke, therefore having uplifting and humorous takes on everyday life, to make you chuckle and laugh, and take you elsewhere is my cup of tea.

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B Lindsay

“Relax and have a laugh”

In these difficult times it is nice to just sit back and laugh while reading. Which happened a lot while reading his takes on life vol. 1. I also read this within two days and I’m not even a native English speaker myself. His stories are extremely funny and somewhat relatable. It read this during online classes and was asked remotely what was so funny. I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone who just wants to relax and have a laugh.

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K Donkers

“Relax and have a laugh”

In these difficult times it is nice to just sit back and laugh while reading. Which happened a lot while reading his takes on life vol. 1. I also read this within two days and I’m not even a native English speaker myself. His stories are extremely funny and somewhat relatable. It read this during online classes and was asked remotely what was so funny. I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone who just wants to relax and have a laugh.

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K Donkers

” Nearly every chapter gave me something to laugh or at least put a smile on my face”

I just fished reading your book Takes on life and really enjoyed it. The idea of reading one chapter per day was a very good one and it really gave me something to do and to look forward to each day in these hard lockdown times. It was just a bit difficult for me to understand everything you wrote, because I am from Germany and therefore my english sometimes was not good enough and I had to read some passages over and over again. But even with that kind of problem, I really think this book does, what you want it to. Nearly every chapter gave me something to laugh or at least put a smile on my face. There is just one thing I would definitely start arguing with you. And that is the chapter about swimming, because I am a swimmer myself and really could not get along with what you wrote there. But that’s okay.I am really looking forward to read eclipsed, which already lies on my desk.  Nice Work!

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C Frisch

” Nearly every chapter gave me something to laugh or at least put a smile on my face”

I just fished reading your book Takes on life and really enjoyed it. The idea of reading one chapter per day was a very good one and it really gave me something to do and to look forward to each day in these hard lockdown times. It was just a bit difficult for me to understand everything you wrote, because I am from Germany and therefore my english sometimes was not good enough and I had to read some passages over and over again. But even with that kind of problem, I really think this book does, what you want it to. Nearly every chapter gave me something to laugh or at least put a smile on my face. There is just one thing I would definitely start arguing with you. And that is the chapter about swimming, because I am a swimmer myself and really could not get along with what you wrote there. But that’s okay.I am really looking forward to read eclipsed, which already lies on my desk.  Nice Work!

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C Frisch

“Remarkably, witty and charismatic”

Dominic Holland is remarkably witty and charismatic which is very evident in his writing. “Takes On Life” is quirky yet thoughtful, each essay making you eager to turn the page to read the next one. Despite living a life that is much more entertaining and exciting than my own, Dominic’s writing is relatable in the best and most comforting way. This book makes you feel like you’re sitting with a friend, listening to their hilarious anecdotes, personal experiences and “takes on life”.

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K Rae

“Remarkably, witty and charismatic”

Dominic Holland is remarkably witty and charismatic which is very evident in his writing. “Takes On Life” is quirky yet thoughtful, each essay making you eager to turn the page to read the next one. Despite living a life that is much more entertaining and exciting than my own, Dominic’s writing is relatable in the best and most comforting way. This book makes you feel like you’re sitting with a friend, listening to their hilarious anecdotes, personal experiences and “takes on life”.

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K Rae

“Bricomedic relief I needed after the events of 2020”

“Takes on Life: Vol. 1” is the comedic relief I needed after the events of 2020. Each take was so funny, and I couldn’t put it down! Dominic always manages to make me laugh out loud, whether in the sanctity of my own home or out in public. Take Eight was my favorite–Dominic’s sass is legendary. I loved being able to see life from his point of view, being a fan of the entire Holland family. He finds a way to take celebrity life and humanize it, something I think a lot of fans forget. I will definitely be recommending it to other friends and family members. Bravo, Dom.

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A Wickersham

“Bricomedic relief I needed after the events of 2020”

“Takes on Life: Vol. 1” is the comedic relief I needed after the events of 2020. Each take was so funny, and I couldn’t put it down! Dominic always manages to make me laugh out loud, whether in the sanctity of my own home or out in public. Take Eight was my favorite–Dominic’s sass is legendary. I loved being able to see life from his point of view, being a fan of the entire Holland family. He finds a way to take celebrity life and humanize it, something I think a lot of fans forget. I will definitely be recommending it to other friends and family members. Bravo, Dom.

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A Wickersham

“Brilliant book to brighten up your day!”

31 short real life stories/ takes on life…  Easy to read and enjoyable… Will make you laugh and will make you think…  I read it in one go; Could not put down the book once I started reading it and enjoyed every second of it.  Also a wonderful gift for a friend who enjoys a good humour and laugh.
Definitely will recommend to read it.

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A Gogokhia

“Brilliant book to brighten up your day!”

31 short real life stories/ takes on life…  Easy to read and enjoyable… Will make you laugh and will make you think…  I read it in one go; Could not put down the book once I started reading it and enjoyed every second of it.  Also a wonderful gift for a friend who enjoys a good humour and laugh.
Definitely will recommend to read it.

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A Gogokhia

“Dominic has maintained his honest, witty style of writing”

Having received my copy of Takes on Life Vol.1 this morning I literally immediately began reading it. Delighted to find that Dominic has maintained his  honest,witty style of writing,especially about the everyday stuff that pervades his life,and stuff that occasionally occurs through the realm of having a very famous eldest offspring.  My tendency with books I enjoy is to just keep reading, on through to the end,and this was no exception. I found myself simply unable to put the book down until finished,such were the amusing tales and anecdotes within. I will inevitably revisit the book in due course,and reread it,at perhaps a more leisurely pace,no doubt picking up bits I will have missed in the first read.  I can thoroughly, and genuinely, say that I have enjoyed all of Dominic’s books,along with his weekly blog too. A great source of  entertaining literature, as well as a delightful insight into all things Holland. Marvellous work Dom,bring on Volume 2!

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D Shakespeare

“Dominic has maintained his honest, witty style of writing”

Having received my copy of Takes on Life Vol.1 this morning I literally immediately began reading it. Delighted to find that Dominic has maintained his  honest,witty style of writing,especially about the everyday stuff that pervades his life,and stuff that occasionally occurs through the realm of having a very famous eldest offspring.  My tendency with books I enjoy is to just keep reading, on through to the end,and this was no exception. I found myself simply unable to put the book down until finished,such were the amusing tales and anecdotes within. I will inevitably revisit the book in due course,and reread it,at perhaps a more leisurely pace,no doubt picking up bits I will have missed in the first read.  I can thoroughly, and genuinely, say that I have enjoyed all of Dominic’s books,along with his weekly blog too. A great source of  entertaining literature, as well as a delightful insight into all things Holland. Marvellous work Dom,bring on Volume 2!

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D Shakespeare