Welcome to the Perfect Avocado Book Club!
We truly feel that one of the best ways to connect with you and share authentically is through reading and discussing books. We believe, as Anna Quindlen says “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
Have you had the experience that when you get really busy and leave off reading for awhile, you start to get cranky - what you’re missing is the expansive thinking and change of perspective that books offer. When you have read a great memoir, you start to feel your own sense of self swell. Your sense of history alters and deepens after reading an engrossing historical novel. We understand our own selves better and the world seems to come into focus more clearly with every good book, but even more so, through discussion.
For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.
– Anne Lamott
Here’s how it works,
Each month we’ll announce the book and the book group meeting date.
Then you sign up and have the month to read the book.
Then we’ll come together for our virtual book club meeting, with the author whenever possible, and we’ll have the opportunity to pose questions to the author herself.
Our book choices will include novels, non fiction, personal growth, memoirs and more - all featuring women authors. We’ll have a GoodReads group for readers to pose their questions which will be included in the discussion.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.
– Anne Herbert
We’ve already booked our first two authors for our first two books:
December 12, 2020 5:30 pm -7:00 pm eastern time zone
Money Detox by Tammy Lally. We are thrilled to be featuring Tammy for the launch of our book club! Tammy first came into our orbit with her TED Talk in 2018 AND she has been featured in our blog. Here’s her bio from TED Talks: Tammy Lally is a Certified Money Coach and author of Money Detox. She helps others master their finances by first conquering their emotions around money, then by creating a comprehensive financial plan.
Lally has deep experience in the financial industry and has spent years studying psychology, addiction, recovery and spirituality. Her teachers include Brené Brown, Marianne Williamson, Pia Melody and Byron Katie.
Lally brings a distinctive blend of financial industry experience, psychological knowledge and spiritual consciousness to her work. She created a seven-step "Money Detox" process that allows anyone to achieve financial freedom and joy.
Amy had her as a money coach last year and made great progress on her money journey. Read the book with us this month and learn Tammy’s methods for uncovering your money story. Then come to the book group to hear from Tammy herself.
January 12, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm eastern time zone
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. I most recently read Ms. See’s masterful The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane and could not stop talking about it - the book, the story and the characters are transporting..
If you know Amy in real life there is a very good chance she has recommended or gifted you Lisa See’s book Snow Flower and The Secret Fan which is Amy’s favorite book of all time!
As with all of her books The Island of Sea Women is deeply researched and beautifully written. The story highlights the Haenyeo 해녀, female divers in the Korean province of Jeju whose livelihood consists of harvesting a variety of mollusks, seaweed, and other sea life from the ocean.They typically start when they are 11 years old and continue into their 80’s diving up to 30 meters deep and holding their breath for over three minutes!
Lisa is so supportive of book groups, we are so hapcited (happy/excited) to have her company for our first fiction read. Sign up to read with us about these amazing women, their independent spirit, iron will and determination, and the semi-matriarchal family structure of Jeju
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