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Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 5, 2007
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As summer's end approaches, I am ending the summer in much the same way as I began the summer, with a second read-through of the recently released book Foolsgold: Making Something From Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process by Susan G. Wooldridge. And now I'm recommending it to anyone and everyone who will listen! Several years ago I read Wooldridge's poemcrazy: freeing your life with words and found her style and material to be delightful and useful. So it is not surprising that I rushed to pick up a copy of her newest book.
What is surprising is that I didn't want to put it down, didn't want it to end, and couldn't wait to pick it back up for a second time. It is well written and informative, yes. But that is not the whole story. This book is far from "fool's gold" in the strict definition of the term. Rather, it is a rare gem.
In her own words, Susan G. Wooldridge says "Foolsgold describes a paradox, the value in what may seem to be worthless... Foolsgold reminds us to look beyond appearances, even in ourselves. What seems to loom in us most darkly may finally be what brings the most light."
I've found many helpful and inspiring quotes in the pages of this book, some of which have made their way already to my computer area as daily reminders. Others have been spotlighted in the SCN WiseWords.Read more ›
Got me thinking in other, more poetic terms. Recently went on a all-night fishing trip with about 60-70 guys sitting with their stocking caps showing above their seats and my thoughts turned to the bright colors and the order of things, not about guys trying to keep warm. Felt like I was hooked, not the fish!
Do you ever have the experience of not being able to read fast enough when you are hungry for what is on the page and your eyes gobble down the words - hiccupping over them and skipping along? It is DEEP and ACCESSIBLE. God that is the gift of a woman. It is what I love about being a woman. It is what I love about reading these words. These words are about me.
Thank you Susan Wooldridge from the bottom of my beating heart.
About chapter 3 or 4, the book began to grow on me. Still not any "how-tos", just a few brief suggestions here and there. That's fine with me, I'm not reading for instruction, I'm more interested in being entertained. Her writing certainly fills that bill! Excellent stuff!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This isn't the sort of book I usually read, but was drawn in by the cover at our local library. I downloaded the sample on Amazon and found it charming. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Reader
Susan has some wonderful exercises and the book is very well written. I really enjoyed it, and still refer to it.Published 20 months ago by Decolin
I was definitely disappointed in this book, especially after reading "Poemcrazy" which was fabulous. This book is a chatty style of how I write kind of book. Read morePublished 20 months ago by C. J. Clark
So glad to have this book added to my library of references. Very thoughtful, insightful and full of information. Thank you.Published on October 22, 2013 by M. H.
I esspecially loved the phrase "bug brain socket".
Humor, in real life living, while also sharing hardships and healing.