Hello, happy weekend, here are the articles that make me think. Continue reading
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she’d ever do–until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING.
Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer’s, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs–tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.
The camaraderie at Fleischer’s leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world–from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart.
A Perfect Storm
On the surface, Cleaving looked like a perfect book. I love reading about marriages and also extreme challenges. Julie Powell’s writing is often hilarious, as evidenced by the wild success of Julie and Julia.
But Cleaving is Continue reading
The very strength of the relationship is in having another point of view.
Sadly, not sure of the author. I didn’t mark it down in my notes and can’t find it on Google. If you know, please tell me!
This quote is my marriage mantra. What quotes/concepts help you understand relationships?
Title: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Page Count: 279
I’ve been on a bit of an Elizabeth Gilbert kick since reading Eat, Pray, Love (see here and here), so my next two reviews are also Gilbert books. It is too simple to say that I’m reading more of her work because I like her. She has an interesting voice. I’m fascinated with the leap she made as an author and with the spiritual peace she has found. She puzzles me more than I like her. And she is a good writer — her stories are compelling and her prose is thoughtful and precise.
So, Committed. It’s basically a follow-up to EPL, Continue reading
Yes, The Channing Tatum, Valentine’s Day Tearjerker Vow. Please don’t stop reading.
The Vow film was based on the true story of Kim & Krickitt Carpenter, who told their story in a book titled “The Vow.” The plot doesn’t really have much suspense, so I don’t feel that my review really includes spoilers, but if you’re super careful about such things, skip this review. Continue reading
I wak’d, she fled, and day brought back my night.