Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Gushingly Positive Review of Writing Yoga and a Counterpoint.


It's true.

Once I started reading Bruce Black's Writing Yoga my attention soon turned into a love-fest for a cool book.

Jay Winston's review, while almost more about himself and his issues than the actual book, did raise a point that I agreed with: that the set off sections that were specified as having come from Mr. Black's journal were actually especially polished little teaching points—which annoyed Jay, but I thought they were good. But Jay might be right when he points out that we might be getting more of the real personal scoop from some of the things shared in the main body of the text.

And I think that Writing Yoga is yet another yoga memoir—a very good one—disguised as a how-to-write book. I enjoyed the story! ...a really beautiful book! But I wouldn't have picked it up right away if I hadn't received that review copy... Thank you Rodmell Press!

And while my review might be more about my swoon of a memory of a blip in my past than about the actual book, I hope that it's still a worthwhile read!

The Article at ElephantJournal.com:
On Writing Yoga, Honoring Teachers, and Having Fun on the Path.

Yours truly,
Yogic Muse

2 comments:

Elizabeth Hamilton said...

Thank you for sharing you thoughts on this book. I just started a 365 day yoga project (practicing daily in one form or another for a year). I will be blogging my journey and look forward to reading some inspirational books along the way. I will pick this one up for certain. Please feel free to follow my journey at: http://maineyogini.blogspot.com/

Namaste,
Elizabeth Hamilton
Portland, Maine

YogaforCynics said...

Your writing's always a worthwhile read, Brooks.

And, yes, thank you for helping me up another rung on the ladder to lasting fame...