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Marie’s book review by Zuza Nová from World Roxette Tribute RockSet Room, this time in English, will be a part of the new release of her book in Czech ?


I want to… I need to tell you…

Beginning of October 2017. Some days ago, me and my band were honored by the christening act of the Czech version of this wonderful book. I was too curios to be able to wait for a free weekend, well there are not many of them through the year. So I simply took the time somehow right away, the day after this event. No matter how long it would take me until I get to the last page. I´m rather a nightlife person and because of my profession, I´m more than used to be active in the night. And I also supposed, which was right, that when I once start to read, I would not be able to take a break in a simple way. I was not wrong.
Exactly one month later, I got a request to provide my review about this book in some lines. I was honored. So I took the book and read it another time, just to remind me of the thoughts which I had in my head while reading. Again, it took me one breath to read through, without really realizing that I already knew what would follow in the forthcoming lines. It was like watching a movie which you never ever get bored of, like listening to a song again, where you always discover new things, so catching Marie´s story is. Maybe the reason is also the fact, that in her story, in the way she takes her life, I discovered many similar things with my own life story. It was a surprise to me.
So I´m a bit afraid I can´t be too objective while putting some notes about this biography down. There is no meaning in telling you what you can read in the book and how it can affect you. You came all the way here, so by now you know. I just would like to express how this story made me think and express my hope, that you feel the same way I do. This was obviously what Marie wanted to achieve.
From Marie´s whole story you can read some basic thoughts which everyone has known for a long time, it may be in any way or in any connection. How vulnerable and how unpredictable the life is, how many things we take for granted, how we get to see the real face of our friends in the hardest moments of our lives, how passing the goals are, those which we may think would be the most important ones right now. Yes, all of the well-known themes, but do we honestly take some time to think of them? First in the moment, when we join them together with someone concrete, someone close to us, someone we know, someone we are interested in or directly with ourselves.
For me reading this book was full of sometimes very surprising discoveries about myself. Obviously because of my profession, it was fascinating to follow the change from self-confident star, full of freedom and strength to manage anything on her mind to a person, who realizes our own life roll and priorities, how limited her own strengths and personal possibilities may get, forced by the circumstances of her own tough fate, but also the unlimited will to reach a meaningful life.
Marie has won my huge respect thanks to her will to fight and mainly because of her strength to share her story. And now I know that many moments of her life have become my whole life inspiration.
We may be doing whatever and meet anything on our ways, the biggest luck in the whole life is to have the right and dear people close to us, who support us and then we may pass through anything on our way – we just never can´t give up fighting!

If Marie wanted to give us this message, this book was the right and successful way to do so.

Zuza Nová, singer and front woman of The RockSet – World Roxette Tribute
November, 2017

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