Book Review: A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids by Margot Datz

Margot Datz is a self-taught painter, sculptor, interior designer and prolific writer whose imagery and beautifully crafted metaphors whisk those who read her words away, almost immediately.

As a woman who lives by the sea and spends her life creating genius pieces of art, including a spectacular eighty-five-foot mural and bas-relief installation for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and illustrations for four children’s books for friend Carly Simon, her talent is apparent and defined in her book, A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids.

Her book, while it may first look like a typical children’s book, is filled with the wisdom a woman learns through years of life experience. She advises that in order to even think about a man in your life, you must first not only accept, but truly love yourself, faults and all. She also goes through the types and behaviors of men and reminds us all that love is a luxury to have in one’s life.

While Datz advises us women on all of life’s little setbacks and luxuries, she also reminds us that it’s important to also focus on the fun stuff, like accessories and sexy lingerie that makes a woman feel her absolute best and it’s always important to be a little naughty.

I really enjoyed reading A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids. It’s a cute and quick read, while also being inspirational and eye-opening for all women who have the pleasure of picking up this book.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids by Margot Datz”

  1. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH for the great review! I am always thrilled when women “get it”. I have poured my whole life’s journey into these pages, and my highest intention is to save women time. A day, a month, a year. All these lessons I learned the hard way, but I am attempting to present them in a way that is accessible, that attracts women to their content, like wisdom bonbons. Thank you for spreading the word. Very best regards, Margot Datz

  2. Love this book. I have had a thing for mermaids for a long time. 2 original pieces of art from Hawaii with mermaids… so of course this book appeals to me.

    The message… be yourself. It is ok. Flaws an all. Ya gotta love it. Goes along with my dog trainer philosophy. Be in the moment, even if it isn’t perfect, it is what is and that is good enough to wag for!

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