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There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery Hardcover – February 21, 2012
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The book is full of wisdom but very witty, VERY!, and you will find yourself laughing out loud at most sentences in it! You'll want to re-read it for sake of the wisdom, for the sake of the humour, for the sake of feeling yourself understood and less weird when your life is full of confusion.
As a female, I think the book captures what the female psyche perfectly. However, a male will probably think the same! That is so, because the book departs from universal human experiences and ways of relating that go way beyond gender and nationality.
The book is extremely short, and it will last you about two coffees. Less if you are a fast reader. Being so, the book is perfect to re/read on the bus, on the toilet, on a trip, on a coffee break, lunch break. Anytime you do, it will be wonderful.
I think that this being a classic old book, and a very short book indeed, the price should be more reasonable. Say about 3 bucks.
The Romance of Self-Discovery
By Portia Nelson
Portia Nelson’s book, There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk is not only a self-discovery read for this reader but has wisdom and humor. I purchased this novel after hearing the poem at the end of this post read at a meditation sangha. The book is a short and quick read but I feel that it is best to read in short segments in order to allow time to reflect on each piece. Portia Nelson touches on many themes but is heavy on relationships. This allows the reader to examine the connections and explore the vivid insight. Furthermore, the authors uses herself as the example.
There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk has a good amount of thoughtful prose that is not overdone. I was happen with how each word was articulately placed and is balanced with the personal awareness provided by the author. My favorite chapter was five, “Alive and Aware.” Embracing that alone is not gloom and the metaphor that a soul is a room with a wedding inside was beautiful. How often do we not think of ourselves as a bride when relating to ourselves? This book would make an excellent gift for a friend. The cost of the book listed on amazon is fair but I found the book cover a bit boring. Moreover, I feel that this book will resonate with woman between the ages of 30 to 99 a bit more.
I recommend There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk which includes more than 100 touching poems that gently guide readers to a more authentic and enjoyable life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read. Puts into clear perspective the struggles the mind goes through from addiction to recovery.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's short but really gets to the point. I would recommend reading it. It is so true and really makes you see yourself.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed reading. Very helpful if you are in some sort of formal therapy.Published 14 months ago by Nicole
Fallen in love all over again. Everyone must read this and construct, deconstruct and reconstruct the puzzle that is life. The puzzle can be as simple or complicated as we make it.Published 15 months ago by Rowena Bahl