Titolo: Blue Jelly: Love Lost & the Lessons of ...
Casa editrice: Hyperion
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: From former Rolling Stone writer Debby Bull, Blue Jelly in hardcover earned great review attention from the mainstream press: "A deliciously quirky memoir" (USA Today); and the writing community at large: "To be taken to bed and enjoyed, unabashedly, with milk and crackers" (Sandra Tsing Loh).In a fresh and funny literary voice that places Bull alongside Pam Houston and Nora Ephron, Blue Jelly is the story of living through a love gone sour. It begins with a sack of wild huckleberries that her ex-boyfriend left behind. To get rid of them, Bull makes jam, and when it turns out right, she decides it's as good a Zen practice as any. Searching for ways to lighten the heartbreak, Bull roams around, trying out everything from psychics to gun shops, but at the end of each adventure, she comes home to find her only real relief in canning.Wise, funny, and enlightening in spite of itself, Blue Jelly convincingly argues that depression -- when it sends you off on adventures like these -- can be good for the soul. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0786883200
Riassunto: In a fresh and funny literary voice that ranks her alongside Nora Ephron, former "Rolling Stone" writer Debby Bull searches the world for a cure to the depression she finds herself in when a relationship ends. Checking out psychics, gurus, shrinks, and channels, she tackles all that the new cultural landscape has to offer--always coming back to her jam-making. Includes 15 real canning recipes. Line art.
Dall'autore: Everyone has asked me what it is I wrote, what kind of book, and I say that it is sort of a literary self-help book, in which the help that is offered is that depression is useful, and that I tried to make it a little bit more of a reading experience than most books that offer advice. When I had a broken heart and was trying to fix it, I found it too painful to read most literature; the human condition overwhelmed me. I read many self-help books, and they were written usually without any style, as if that would get in the way of your getting the message. Still, I understood why they were popular; I myself was having such a hard time making sense of the experiences of my life that I was looking around for anyone who had a clue.
I felt that I had been lucky in meeting many people whose philosophies had some strength, and I swore that if I lived through it all, I would try to pass those ideas along. More than anything, I wanted my account to be fun to read, because I remembered how hard it was to wade through some of those books looking for the truths they held. My book has canning recipes because I found the process of canning to be one of those long-tested, organic and simple answers to feeling better, however temporarily. I try to make the case that the things that make you feel better are usually simple things that connect you to the natural world and to other people. But I think the book argues that the long-range answer to despair is just waiting it out.
My book is a memoir of sorts, though everything did not happen exactly chronologically the way it's laid out, and I changed people's names to protect their privacy. But it all really happened to me. I have lost many more rounds than I have won. If there is a message in the book it's just that you just have to be patient. I hope that what is helpful about my book is that my life didn't change--I didn't suddenly win something--but I added enough stuff so that I kept going along, and when I looked up, I had had an interesting time that I would never have had if I hadn't been so depressed.
I was riding the subway the day they started up with the new Lotto slogan, "You've got to be in it to win it." It used to be plastered everywhere. I have always imagined that suicidal people have looked up and read that and it has saved their lives. I think my book makes the same point."
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