Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro [Review]

Title: Devotion
Author: Dani Shapiro
Genre: Memoir
Release: February 8, 2011
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780061628351
ISBN-13: 978-0061628351
ASIN: 0061628352
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Mona

Book Summary:
In her midforties and settled into the responsibilities and routines of adulthood, Dani Shapiro found herself with more questions than answers. Was this all life was—a hodgepodge of errands, dinner dates, e-mails, meetings, to-do lists? What did it all mean?

In this spiritual detective story, Shapiro explores the varieties of experience she has pursued—from the rituals of her black hat Orthodox Jewish relatives to yoga shalas and meditation retreats. A reckoning of the choices she has made and the knowledge she has gained, Devotion is the story of a woman whose search for meaning ultimately leads her home. Her journey is at once poignant and funny, intensely personal—and completely universal.

Mona's Thoughts: 
Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro is a spiritually moving journey through one woman's life. I found this book to be an emotional exploration of faith and family. It is as if I were a shadow, following Ms. Shapiro through all of her trials and tribulations of finding herself and what her past means to her present and her future.

This book is truly an inspirational story. I cried and I laughed throughout this book, enjoying the writing as well as being allowed a glimpse of another's choices in life and the reminder that faith is not just handed to you. This book encourages the reader to open themselves up to wonderful possibilities for any to happen. Terrific! I recommend this to all.

1 comment :

  1. I really enjoy memoirs but good ones can be hard to find. This one is now on my wishlist!



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