The Life List, part I of The List Trilogy, is the ultimate chick lit novel and most of the story is true. Chrissy Anderson, a twenty-eight year old fashion executive, created a seven-point life list at the age of sixteen and she's been steadily checking off the boxes and mocking the style and life choices of everyone around her ever since. Her life begins to run amuck when she unexpectedly meets a much younger, Leo, who makes her question her "perfect life."
Chrissy's lifelong friendships and her marriage are put to the test as she tries to sort out her feelings for Leo. With the help of her brassy, no-nonsense therapist, Dr. Maria, Chrissy learns more about herself than she anticipates. But, it isn't until the untimely death of her best friend that Chrissy is catapulted into long overdue authenticity and scrambles to correct the mistakes of her past....trying to figure out if it's Kurt, Leo or both that she has to get rid of to make everything right.
Women of all kinds--twenty-somethings, housewives and superwomen wanna-bes--will all be able to relate to the pressure of constructing the ideal life, only to fall short. Not everyone will agree with Chrissy Anderson's decisions, but all will pause as they follow along on her journey to ask, "What would I do if I were her?"
Chrissy made a list when she was a teenager of the things she hoped to accomplish. She had it all planned out, what she did not realize is that she got more satisfaction out of crossing the items off her list then actually doing them. When she meets a guy who make her reevaluate her choices she has made in her what will she do? Will she still live her life trying to please everyone except her self?
This is the best book of self discovery that I have read in a long time. I fell in love with this book by the fifth page. Chrissy is a character that every women can relate to at one point in their lives. The life long friendships that she's has with her three best friends will make you long for that sort of friendship in your life. This book will make you feel such a wide range of emotions from screaming, laughing, crying and finally clapping your hand together in happiness. I suggest when you start to read The Life List grab a box of tissue and be prepared to enjoy this highly emotional book by Chrissy Anderson. I CANNOT wait to read book 2 in this trilogy.