OK, The last Oprah Pick for her book club is Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" which recently received rave reviews in the NYTimes Book Review. Do you remember that back in 2001 Oprah and Franzen had a feud over his book, "The Corrections?" Franzen made somewhat disparaging remarks about Oprah's book club after Oprah named his book as her selection, which then led to Oprah rescinding the invitation to appear on her show. Nice to see they are friends again. What a year Franzen is enjoying! We have plenty of copies, but it is flying out of the store so stop by soon.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Don't miss tonight's author event at the New Canaan Library! Dominique Browning, former editor in chief of House and Garden found out abruptly one morning that she was dismissed from the job that she both loved and relied on for her identity. Her driven, purpose-filled days vanished. She fell into a panic of loss, but found humor despite everything, discovering a deeper joy than any she had ever known. What a great read for these crazy days of high unemployment!If she does'nt open your eyes to possibilities maybe your wearing blinders.
7:30 at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan 203-594-5000
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I'm reading a very fun, quirky book right now..."The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise" by Julia Stuart. Set in the Tower of London it is a silly romp through the British psyche. Think of the BBC's Fawlty Towers show.
Along with that I am also reading and learning from a book of moments of quiet. It is your meditation 101 book. I think with all the noise in our worlds we need to find quiet spaces and this book helps guide you there. "Finding the Still Point" by John Daido Loori will direct you through the initial stages of developing a place for meditation in your life...try it. What do you have to lose?? Even if you don't buy into the practice you will appreciate the direction.