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Memories, Dreams & Deflections: My Odyssey Through Emotional Indigestion | [Valerie Gilbert]

Memories, Dreams & Deflections: My Odyssey Through Emotional Indigestion

A continuation of the serendipitous saga commenced in Raving Violet, Valerie Gilbert’s first non-fiction collection of short stories, Memories, Dreams & Deflections: My Odyssey Through Emotional Indigestion, picks up the sojourn of this sassy, single mystic, mired in her mind and cloistered above the streets of New York City. This volume explores Valerie’s intrepid and irreverent search for healing inside and out (both medical and mystical), the quest for peace (and quiet) and, as always, true love.
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A continuation of the serendipitous saga commenced in Raving Violet, Valerie Gilbert’s first non-fiction collection of short stories, Memories, Dreams & Deflections: My Odyssey Through Emotional Indigestion, picks up the sojourn of this sassy, single mystic, mired in her mind and cloistered above the streets of New York City.

This volume explores Valerie’s intrepid and irreverent search for healing inside and out (both medical and mystical), the quest for peace (and quiet) and, as always, true love.

©2014 Valerie Gilbert (P)2014 Valerie Gilbert

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    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 01-24-15
    seelk Burlington, Ontario, Canada 01-24-15 Member Since 2014

    books are my drug of choice :D

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    "Awesome"

    Just as the first book, this one too is very entertaining. I love Ms. Gilbert's voice, such a pleasure to listen to her while talking about her real life experiences. She is hilariously irreverent, has opinions with which I agree on most things. This book made me laugh, think, nod and shake my head, but most of all I find it uplifting. I totally recommend it, as I do the first one, 'RAVING VIOLET". I am looking forward to Swami Soup. Thank you Ms. Gilbert!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda Pretoria, South Africa 09-28-14
    Wanda Pretoria, South Africa 09-28-14 Member Since 2012

    Wandah Panda

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    "At times funny. Always thought provoking."

    This is the second book I have listened to by this author.
    Although I do not agree with her taken on love, life and misery case in point a contract of souls between murderer and victim I found that in this book in particular much of what she has to say makes sense.
    No fluff no sex in the city although in my minds eye I did call up Carry Bradshaw in Manhatten while listening to this. Much of the musings of Carry and Valerie has one thing in common - how life influence us and we it.
    I did not listen to this book all in one go. Certain sections like the chapter on tort reform was at first glance not a perfect fit in this compilation until near the end when the authors passion comes out loud and clear and you realize...oh heck. Naturally. Media influence all we do. This particular chapter was facinating.
    Other chapters like where the author meets her ex-husband in a park after a few years and loves everything about him, not because he has turned into the perfect man or because she got high..rather because of what she learned from him, took from their time together was sweet and funny.

    The narrator and author is one and the same and although this is a thing I would discourage most, this woman has classical training and the clarity and obvious vested interest she brings to the production is clear.

    I would not hesitate to listen to more books narrated and or penned by this gifted author.

    WaAr

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    bec 02-22-15
    bec 02-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Quite a ride!"
    Where does Memories, Dreams & Deflections rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    99% of my listening is to fiction, so, as an autobiography, it's right up there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Why, Valerie of course!


    Have you listened to any of Valerie Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Snippets, so difficult to compare


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did find it funny in parts, but it's a life, there has to be emotion


    Any additional comments?

    Narrated by the author, who is excellent, good sound quality, well produced work

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