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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Felicia Bates

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I stumbled across Cafe Confidential: an unfiltered and intimate memoir and couldn’t pass it up. I haven’t read many memoirs in the past but I’ve never been disappointed by those that I have read so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. I love Lynda Filler’s style of writing and was really intrigued by her story. I did coincidentally learn that she has another memoir, Love, The Beat Goes On and my interest is definitely sparked. Cafe Confidential is a little under two hundred pages long and a fast 5 star read. I never in a million years could imagine living my life in such an exciting carefree way as the author! Can you imagine if we all set out to find our truths in such a way?
Great read, highly recommend.

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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Jennifer Gordon

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an inspiring and empowering read, and it really is a unfiltered and intimate memoir by author Lynda Filler. Honestly written, you can feel Lynda’s personal connection to the story and her emotions really come through in her narrative, making this a totally immersive and engaging read. A heartwarming and positive memoir of a very brave and adventurous lady, who literally sold everything and bought a one way ticket around the world. Knowing there was no turning back she looked forward and took on the world. I love the title of this memoir, ‘Café Confidential’, that alone had me hooked and then as Lynda shared her adventures and her secrets with us, the reader, I was gripped. I felt as though I was there with her, seeing, smelling, touching, tasting, and feeling what she did as she traveled to France, India, Israel, Malaysia, and Turkey. Lynda’s aim was to, “Perhaps I can convince you that it’s never too late to follow your dreams”, and she has definitely done that for me. The added coloured photos dotted throughout the book really added to the whole experience for me as I could picture where she was and along with her wonderfully detailed narrative the book just flowed. This memoir strayed with me long after I had finished reading it and I have gone back and read particular parts again.

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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Kerry Carr

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a really interesting read for me and not the type of book I normally read but I really enjoyed it.

This books is the authors memoir about her adventures throughout the world and the people she meets along the way.
It was amazing to read of her brave journey, leaving everything behind her for this once in a lifetime experience. It was really inspiring as for some people they would never be able to do that.

The way the author writes is beautiful describing all the places and people she meets makes you feel like you are on the journey with her. And the pictures that are in the book are a nice touch.

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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Heather Lovelace

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Is it ok to want to grow up to be Lynda Filler? To be able to just take the leap and live life. Really live. With mistakes and missteps and beauty and ashes… every piece makes us who we are. And Filler fills each page with such emotion and inspiration it left me breathlessly captivated. My thanks to this author for yet another amazing addition to my library. I cannot recommend this highly enough. This deserves far more than five stars.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cafe Confidential: an unfiltered and intimate memoir is not something I would normally read. It is the first I have read by Lynda Filler, but it sounded interesting. It is written in an auto biographical format, in recent years (she talks about Covid toward the end). The author tells her story of how she sold everything and travelled the world. She tells us of the events leading up to it, as well as people she meets along the way. That alone is what pulled me in. The intrigue to read what would make someone sell everything and live out of a suitcase while travelling the middle east. Where did she go, what did she see, who did she meet. While I don’t know most of the places, it was fascinating to read this non-fiction story. She talks about her other books within this memoir, and I want to try one to see how it is. Her writing style is good. It draws you in and make you want to learn about this complete stranger. She is brutally honest and holds nothing back. She isn’t a famous icon, so who cares? Right? Wrong. Its such an interesting story and she shares pictures and facts about people she meets and relationships. There is a lot of insight and makes you reconsider your own life. It is a great story and I recommend it, even if you don’t normally read this sort of book. I don’t, but I’m glad I did.

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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Erica Fish

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was interesting to me. Being it was a memoir, I was not sure what to have expected. This book is not my first book but Lynda Filler but I really enjoyed the adventure. The details are amazing as I could see exactly what she was describing. The cities are beautiful. To be honest, I have often thought about selling everything and traveling around the world. I did follow the character on her journey. If you are looking for an adventure without leaving your home this book is for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Kerry Baker

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cafe Confidential: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler is an emotional and engaging book that is so vivid and easy to imagine. This is completely different from everything I have read previously by this author and it was lovely to be taken through her journey in such a wonderful way. The whole book has been written in a manner that makes it all seem so exotic and exciting while still also being completely relatable despite me not having had the same experiences.
I loved going on this journey with the author, it has really made me feel more connected to her than I though possible. This is a great book and one I thoroughly enjoyed.

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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Liz Vrchota

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been sitting with this book and my thoughts for three days now. Three days ago I sat down with a memoir that I was optimistic I’d enjoy because it was by one of my one-click fav authors. Three days ago this woman’s story sucked me in and took me on a whirlwind adventure with her and through her brain. I was impacted by reading this book in a way I didn’t know I needed. It’s needless to say this book completely exceeded my expectations.

I wish I could do what Lynda Filler has done, a whole eat, pray, love approach with quite a bit more flair and pizzaz and style in my opinion, but she grabbed her fate and future by the balls and went for it to find and feel her dreams. What an amazing feat to accomplish for sure, but then she wrote a book about it. Yall, I loved this more than I can say. It was raw, sassy, sexy, funny, and inspirational. What more could you want? I will for sure have a paperback copy of this on my bookshelf some day. I hope we will get more novels like such from Ms. Filler soon!

Review by @lizaileen
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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Faith Jackson

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this book extremely enjoyable but for so many reasons. From traveling to the open possibilities of where it can lead us. I needed this book because I found the way the author wrote it to be rather refreshing, open-ended and to what possibilities as to what it would be as the world awaits you. I loved how we traveled with the author but it also showed women the power of not only love but self-love and where it leads you. This book was fun, exciting and refreshing with enriching lessons that we should hold near and dear to our hearts. Very nicely written!

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CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler – Review by Jenni Bishop

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoirCAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

CAFE CONFIDENTIAL: An unfiltered and intimate memoir by Lynda Filler is a non fiction adventure story. It is a story of the journey of our author who sold up and ventured into the unknown. It is a step by step look at her life going from place to place with no destination in mind but with only the thought of feeding her mind, body and soul. I was immersed in the story and it was over before I knew it, but it left an impression on me.

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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