Haven Kimmel; dry humour, fine writing

I am reading Haven Kimmel’s second memoir – a book of personal¬† essays – called She Got Up Off the Couch. I really enjoy this woman’s writing. In my view, she is quite unique in her ability to write so fluidly and well about happiness and ordinariness of all and every sort. When the writing does darken, you really pay attention. She also has a lovely dry sense of humour.¬† A friend recommended that I read, if nothing else in this book, the essay Haven wrote for her brother. It is a wondrous bit of love committed to paper – it is so tender and vibrant, it nearly shimmers above the paper. Great stuff.¬† Not surprisingly, I am reading the whole book. http://www.purityofheart.org/

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