From the beloved author Dominique Browning, a humorous and moving book about losing a job and winning a life.
In November 2007, former editor in chief of House and Garden magazine Dominique Browning experienced what thousands have since experienced. She lost her job. Overnight, her driven, purpose-filled days vanished. With her children leaving home and a long relationship ending, the structure of her days disappeared. She fell into a panic of loss but found humor despite everything, discovering a deeper joy than any she had ever known. It was a life she had not sought, but one that offered pleasures and surprises she didnt know she lacked.
Slow Love is about wearing your pajamas to the farmers market, packing up a beloved home and moving to a more rural setting, making time to play the piano and go kayaking, reinventing yourself, and not cutting corners when it comes to love, muffins, or gardening. This elegant, graceful, and yet funny book inspires us to dance in the kitchen and seize new directions.
©2010 Dominique Browning (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"There is such feeling and care on each page of Browning's well-honed memoir—her rediscovery of nature, her avowal to let love find her rather than seek it, tapping satisfying work at her own keyboard—that the reader is swept along in a pleasant mood of transcendence." (Publishers Weekly)
I enjoyed hearing about Dominique's year after losing her job as the editor of House and Garden. But, something was lacking. In a heartfelt autobiography you expect to hear about all of a person's life, not just bits and pieces. So, I finished feeling like I only half understood her. I wonder if this book would have been published if she hadn't been in the publishing industry.
This book was so disappointing. Having recently been laid off from my job, I was looking forward to a story about someone in my own shoes, and how she handled this experience. I guess I was looking in the wrong place. This book focuses more on Browning's long-time relationship with her commitment-phobic boyfriend than it does her career. At one point Browning describes herself as a "feminist" who never had to have a man in her life for it to be complete; ironically, the bulk of her story revolves around a man. There are moments of insight and wisdom in this book, but they are few and far between.
I don't want to be unfair with the writer, when I listened to her book it made me feel angry and depressed, and I couldn't finish it. The same for the way it is read, it didn't add to my life.
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