How’s about another peek into what I’ve been reading lately? I just finished Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas, and Found Happiness by Dominique Browning. I don’t read many memoirs, but I do read a ton of blogs, and that’s exactly what this book made me feel like I was doing. Reading a 288 page blog entry. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I quite enjoyed reading about Dominique’s foray into the world of muffin-making (and an extra 15 pounds) as she tried desperately to fill her life with substance after losing her job as editor-in-chief of House & Garden magazine. As a wannabe gardener, I was intrigued by her feverishly digging in the dirt from dawn til dusk and turning her lawn into a sea of rapidly-reproducing mint plants. There’s also a bit of relationship drama, of course, and you’ll hear all about Dominique’s dysfunctional relationship with her commitment-phobic boyfriend, who she (lovingly?) nicknamed, “Stroller”. While not chock full of action, it’s a pleasant little read. I recommend it if you’re looking for something that doesn’t require too much gray matter. Did you like the movie Lost in Translation? Then you’ll probably like this book!
Read more about Slow Love on BlogHer: http://www.blogher.com/bookclub/now-reading-slow-love