With her distinctive mix of brightly colored jacket art and handwritten text, SARK offers another fanciful yet thoughtful guide to life. Heavier on the whimsy than her last book, Transformation Soup, which focused on healing, this one exudes her characteristic outlook on life's continuous difficulty and people's "splendid imperfections." Retaining a light, positive and humorous tone, even when she discusses death, SARK advocates finding pleasure in every situation, while admitting that, as for many people, "the struggle still feels more comfortable to me than the pleasure." In the spirit of teaching what she most needs to learn, she reminds readers that "our spirits are in need of pleasure, like our bodies need vitamins, or oxygen, or water." Based on this ethic of joy, SARK demonstrates what might be gained from painful experiences, other people, mistakes, change, nature, ordinary things around the house and imaginary or vicarious adventures. She uses anecdotes from her own and others' lives to illustrate how "pleasure responds to invitation," showing up when and where we may least expect it, if we are open to receiving it. As always, SARK's simple artwork and scribbled text make readers feel like they've received a secret note from their best friend in the middle of a tedious class. Agents, Debra Goldstein and Mary Ann Naples, Creative Culture. (May 2) Forecast: The peerless author of 10 books, including Succulent Wild Woman and Living Juicy, has attracted a devoted following and licensed an impressive array of tie-in posters, stationery, calendars and totebags available online and in bookstores. Like her previous books, this one will win robust sales and enthusiastic fans with the help of a 14-city tour on which she will conduct mini-workshops in bookstores and related venues.
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Rob Brezsny author of The Televisionary Oracle I declare SARK Supreme Master Doctor of Nourishing Bliss.
Lou Paget author of How to Be a Great Lover Anyone who wants pleasure in their heart and soul, will cherish SARK's guided journey.
I cannot recommend SARK's books enough! She is amazing, and all of her books are incredibly unique, creative, and transformative to the soul. I highly recommend this book.Published 15 days ago by Jennifer Robinson
I LOVE Sark. I have a copy of this book of my own that was bought years ago from a competitor in an actual book store. It was in color. Brilliant and beautiful. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Beth Baumgartner
Good feel book...bought 2 books by this author. Both books are good but two similiar for my taste. Once is another. Love the way it's written with the color drawings. Read morePublished 7 months ago by robyn Jordan
I am currently reading this book and love her stories, insights and creative jump points. However..... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Karen P
This review isn't about the author, but I was very disappointed that the whole book wasn't in color. This is printed inside in black n white. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jessica Mayer
Sarks books are always uplifting, fun to read, and loaded with her sketches, and swirling text. I like to give these books to my girlfriends when they are going through difficult... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Suzz
I have been immensely greateful to this book for helping me sit back and remember the small pleasures that get the body through life. I highly recommend the book to anyone!Published 18 months ago by Julia W
I love sark's books! Very inspiring! Keeps the focus on the beauty srrounding us instead of all the craziness of this crowded planet.Published 19 months ago by Loke