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.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.
– Anne Herbert
November 30th, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm eastern time zone
TheBook: The Lightmaker's Manifesto
The Author: Karen Walrond
The Book Group meeting: November 30th, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm eastern - here’s the book group link
Who's coming: Karen Walrond, Pam + Amy + YOU
We are SO excited to offer Karen Walrond’s new book, the Lightmakers Manifesto as our pick for November! This book is just published this fall so you are among the very first to lay hands and eyes on this juicy and inspiring new book! Karen has been a coach for Amy and an advisor for Perfect Avocado Retreats, so, as they say, this time it’s personal.
The last year and a half has been so full of COVID and politics and activism - you may be feeling the dread of another winter of our discontent. But, in the Lightmaker's Manifesto, Karen Walrond shows us how to find the root of joy in our change-the-world-mode so we don’t get the dreaded burnout.
The Lightmaker's Manifesto is barely available for purchase and the reviews are just effusive. When reviews from Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, and Austin Channing Brown include words like shimmer, essential reading, and joy-fueled activism, you know this is go-to reading for women like us who are interested in making change but are also overwhelmed with the demands of our lives. In this book, Karen helps us to name the skills, values, and actions that bring us joy; then identify the causes that spark our empathy and concern; and then pull it all together to change the world.
With stories from around the world and wisdom from those leading movements for change, Karen beckons us toward lives of integrity, advocacy, conviction, and joy.
Join us on November 30th, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm eastern (sign up for the book group to get the link) to ask Karen Walrond all your questions on how to make light without burning out.
This book is available in Kindle and hardback.