Recent notable Women’s memoirs
Eat, Pray, Love gets most of the attention, but below are a few other recent memoirs that I enjoyed even more than Eat, Pray, Love. (A side note: I thought Elizabeth Gilbert’s recent book, should have been the subject of a longish magazine article. A whole book on her vacillation about marriage got a bit long for me. I’ve also read Poser, and thought it was funny in parts, but I prefer the books listed below.)
- Slow Motion and Devotion, both by Dani Shapiro: Yoga types prefer Devotion, because it features Dani’s relationships with famed teachers Stephen Cope of Kripalu and Sylvia Boorstein of Spirit Rock, but I found Slow Motion to be more compelling.
- The Glass Castle:
- Radio Shangri-La (What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth): This is an inspiring read, how a series of chance encounters can lead to a new mission in life. Like Eat, Pray, Love you get taken to an exotic country, but in Radio Shangri-La the author actually does something: she helps train young journalists in a country going through sweeping changes.
- Mennonite in a Little Black Dress (A Memoir of Going Home): By far the funniest and most entertaining memoir I’ve read in a long time.