Book Review: Two Sisters: Unsolicited Advice to my Daughters by Małgorzata ‘Googie’ McCabe

Book Review: Two Sisters: Unsolicited Advice to my Daughters by Małgorzata ‘Googie’ McCabe

A beautiful compendium of universal wisdom that’s simple, wise, soulful and timeless. I fell in love with this book as soon as I saw it. The illustrations and words are by my wise and kind friend Googie McCabe who wrote this book for her two beloved daughters, as a way of healing and dealing with her depression, and also as a manifestation of her artistry, imagination and love for her two girls. It features advice on life, death, love of self, love of others, finding your calling, and how to deal with life’s dark times.

Two Sisters/Dwie Siostry is a masterpiece of wisdom and beauty. As it’s written for her children, the book is written in an accessible style. Each page is like listening to a kind and treasured friend quietly whispering reminders about how to be and live in this confusing and sometimes disappointing world.

The words in this book are destined for Googie’s two daughters yes, but equally so these words are soul wisdom that we all get to hear when we stay still long enough to listen to our own hearts.

Fly into the unknown and don’t be afraid.

Life is a journey – you will learn more by living instead of imagining.

Mistakes happen to us all – we get to know ourselves thanks to them.

Googie mccabe

“Fly into the unknown and don’t be afraid. Life is a journey – you will learn more by living instead of imagining. Mistakes happen to us all – we get to know ourselves thanks to them” #DwieSiostry @googiemccabe


Book Review: Two Sisters: Unsolicited Advice to my Daughters by Małgorzata ‘Googie’ McCabe

Fly into the unknown and don’t be afraid

Each page is illustrated with beautiful watercolour paintings by Googie that filled me with calm, as though nestled between the pages was a quieter and gentler world.

Two Sisters is written in both English and Polish to reflect the author’s life as a Polish-British artist-writer and her children, who also belong to these two cultures.


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You will find timeless wisdom here to counter the chaos and never-ending treadmill of your personal and professional responsibilities. In this way, this book makes a superb gift for mothers, daughters or friends. Yet it’s timeless and universal enough to be a treasure for anyone to enjoy (man or woman, young or old). It’s a book everyone should own. In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing some wisdom and art from this book for you to enjoy.

Sometimes the journey together comes to an end.

Have courage to say goodbye at the right moment.

Remember – to love, often means to let go.

To love often means to let go
To love often means to let go

Previously I have interviewed Googie about her art, books, inspiration and life, you can read that here. I have also reviewed her other book The Pregnancy Diaries on this website.


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Book Review: Two Sisters: Unsolicited Advice to my Daughters by Małgorzata ‘Googie’ McCabe

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