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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Fireside; 1 edition (May 2, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684859769
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684859767
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Since the early 1990s, SARK's playful, sympathetic style has made her an immensely popular author of self-help and creativity books. Like her past works (How to Change Your Life Without Getting Out of Bed; Succulent Wild Woman; etc.), this vividly illustrated guide speaks to the reader's "innerchild," aiming to free the imperfect, fearful, sad, funny and creative aspects that adults usually hide. This time SARK addresses the process of healing, inquiring, "What Hurts?" and gently leading readers to places (gardens, Zen retreat centers, bed) and activities (meditation, massage, creative expression) that promote recovery. With dark tales of her own experience of incest, and goofy ones, including one about Rosie O'Donnell's chin hair, SARK's book reflects the "friendly disorder" of being human, covering a wide range of topics, from the trauma of broken relationships to body image and aging. Along with her heartfelt ruminations, SARK offers book referrals, transformation stories and a reference list of healers, including massage therapists, hairstylists, musicians and authors. In one fanciful section, she imagines the lessons a healing school might teach, including intuition, "non-competitive play," "accepting success" and "identifying patterns of self-defeat." All the while, she pushes readers toward their own creative expression through exercises such as "turning [inner] critics into allies" and marrying oneself. SARK's unpretentious effort illustrates her fundamental theme that "we are all swirling in the soup together" and that "whatever healing work we each do contributes to the healing of all of us." (May)
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Anne Lamott author of Traveling Mercies We are all in this soup together. -- Review

More About the Author

SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) has been a transformative teacher and leader for over twenty-five years. She has written and created 15 best-selling books, and hundreds of products. She is the founder and CEO of Planet SARK, her company that creates products and services to support empowered living. Call her on the Inspiration Line at 415.546.3742 or visit http://www.planetsark.com

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It IS splendid to be imperfect, to be ME!
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Sark is delightful, insightful, playful and truly fun.
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This book is a definite must for any Sark lover!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have been looking to Sark for guidance since I was fifteen and that was seven years ago. Her earlier works brought laughter,fun,and courage to be different and enjoy it. However I think this book is my favorite. She gets warmer and more honest with each new thing she gets published. Her words on sickness,self image, and "healings gone wrong" are wonderful. Each story can be familiar,illuminating,and hopeful. Her words can be reminders or they can change your view into something new and wonderful ( SARK tricks you into this by making her books colorful and fun to look at!) Troubling issues loose there severity and you are woven in a warm cocoon with all the other women who are feeling the same things and working on similar issues. I love this book! Thank you SARK you are definitely a "beacon of hope"
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 4, 2000
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I am so grateful to have this book. I'm reading it not all at once, but in snipets when I need a friend and some inspiration. With her stories, SARK gives us an idea of what it's like to really look at our lives, to discover what it is inside of us that needs healing, and how to begin. It's a daunting process that requires tenderness. This is a wonderful, gentle book. What a relief! I feel that taking steps toward healing requires so much courage, and SARK en-courages me.
These are real stories from this woman's life. After I read a chapter, I feel like I've just spent two hours sitting with a best friend in a coffee shop, crying over life's current struggles and laughing over the past ones. And at the end of the two hours, I have some new ideas about how to face my dilemmas and, most importantly, I have the renewed sense that I'm not alone with my fears, my mistaken attempts at healing, or my weariness.
SARK's books fill me with hope and laughter. I also LOVE that she recommends other inspiring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books at the end of each chapter. This book is a companion to cherish -- give yourself the gift of some self-nurturing and buy it. While you're at it, get a copy for your best friend, and for anyone you know who wants to enrich her own life.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By editor@hemmingaway.com on May 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
After years of reading all of SARK's books, I finally got to meet her in person when she came to Denver, CO for the booksigning of Transformation Soup. The term "We are all indelibly connected" is what resonated with me the most. Sometimes we feel as if we are alone and struggling like a lonely ship at sea. Whether we are facing career challenges, family issues or health concerns - this book is a delightfully WILD read for the soul.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Beth DeRoos HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 6, 2003
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Ok I admit that I was attracted to this book (I own all her books) because of Chapter on Bodies and the topic of Why Do We Care About Chin Hairs. My late Mother in Law whom I idolized would sit and pluck her chin hairs as she watched television. And SARK points out that the reason some people care so much is because of the preoccupation society has with "looks". My mother in laws chin hair simply served as a reminder that we as human animals have hair in places we wish we didn't and have no hair in places we wished we did.
Her chapter on page 66 Food And Where It Leads Us speaks of the love hate relationship some people have with food. People who meet me say I look like a cross between the fairy godmother in the Disney Cinderella and some wild mountain woman. I am not thin I am not fat I am plump and like myself, even though I am always trying to improve on myself for ME which is what SARK talks about.
The whole book I must say is full of wisdom and fun and is a book I read and read and re-read and glean new wisdom from each time. There is something I believe in all sincerity, for every woman who reads the book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 2000
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great book for women going through a divorce, as it teaches us to flow with life and nurture our selves, in ways this culture rarely gives permission for. sometimes at night it's good to turn off the tv and just take the sark journey. she really is amazing, in that she has made art/writing out of self expression and she encourages others to find their growth and creative side. healing is an overused word, but this book gives you real methods, not to mention blessed permission.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on April 23, 2000
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Sark's books make me twirl in the moment and dance with the beauty of the world. I totally love her incredible insight and magical messages. Her newest book, Transformation Soup is brilliant, filled with smiles and love, and makes my eyes sparkle in joy. Just flipping the colorful pages fills my heart with healing. Her books are about finding the inner child within yourself and then letting yourself truly live in the moment and that is such a beautiful message of hope for all of us. Sark, you are one incredible woman and a natural healer.
Lily of the Valley Carnie, author- Chi Gung: Chinese Healing, Energy, and Natural Magick
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 10, 2000
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SARK's work always inspires me to live my life with more adventure, joy and color. This time she gave me something even more. Self-acceptance! Her hilarious accounts of being "splendidly imperfect" remind me of how wonderful and endearing it is to be human and that we are not alone on our journeys. I highly reccommend this book to anyone looking for a more joyous life!
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