I just put an old lady's maxi pad through the wash and all I can think is this is my life...


Sunday, April 18, 2010

(Two) Book Review(s).

I've been slacking on my reviews. First up was Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. This travel/biographical book was split into 3 sections. The section on finding passion in Italy through food was AMAZING! Luckily Turkey Butt is a chef and makes AMAZING pasta because I craved it the entire time I was reading the book. The section on pursuing spiritual enlightenment in India was honestly very boring to me. I had a difficult time making it through it. But I was pleasantly surprised by her pursuit of a compromise between passion and spiritual enlightenment while she was writing about her time in Indonesia. Definitely gave me a positive outlook on the book as a whole.

This was the second book I've read by Elizabeth Gilbert and I'm very impressed. As we speak I'm working on a third book of her's, Committed.

Jon Krakauer ALWAYS impresses me and Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman was no different. Somehow Krakauer has this amazing sense of people and always picks truly amazing individuals to write about. Before reading this book, I had heard the tale of Pat Tillman, how he left his NFL career to fight for his country and lost his life in the process. That was literally all I knew. I didn't realize he died from friendly fire. I didn't realize the military committed a huge cover up about the details of his death because Pat had become the "poster boy" for the War on Terror. I didn't realize what an amazing individual Pat Tillman was. I was literally amazed to learn about his intelligence (graduated in 3.5 years, with honours from Arizona State University) and his loyalty (was offered a 5yr $9.6 million contract by the St. Louis Rams, but declined in order to stay with the Cardinals because they took a chance on him in the draft - for just over $500, 000 a year, the league minimum). What an amazing person!

Coming soon: more Elizabeth Gilbert, The Time Traveller's Wife, a novel from the Twilight series, another sports bio, and Kitchen Confidential! This is my life...

No comments:

Post a Comment