Wednesday, July 23, 2014
REVIEW: Simple Pleasures
Thoughts on Food, Friendship & Life
Author: Stephanie Mills
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 11.26.2012
Genre: Memoires, Foodie, Nature
Date read: 5.5.2014
Recommended by: NetGalley, Read 2 Review
In Simple Pleasures: Thoughts on Food, Friendship and Life we have highlighted two chapters from Stephanie Mill's reflection on the pleasures, as well as the virtues and difficulties, of a perhaps simpler than average North American life. It is a thoughtful paean to living, like Thoreau, a deliberate life. Mill's writing is beautifully crafted, fluid, inspiring, and enlightening, and these chapters encourage you to take a moment to reflect on your own life. It celebrates the pleasures, beauty, and fulfillment of a simple life, a goal well worth striving for.
The author is a very eloquent writer, and she is very passionate about the subject that she speaks of. The beginning is beautiful, powerful, intense and amazing. The middle seemed like an unorganized rant as she tells of the anger she feels with the human race for ruining the planet and the beauty it holds. The end happened abruptly and I was left sad because I wanted so much more. Her words stayed with me, though, long after I was done reading … and because of that, I have picked up more of her writings.