Each page has a snippet from history, for example the page for October 30th mentions Orson Welles who “suffered from being told at a young age that he was perfect”. This is followed by a relevant poem. The Orson Welles story is followed by a Gerard Manly Hopkins poem called The Habit of Perfection. The page ends with a one-line thought for the day.
Poetry Changes Lives is an ideal gift which often finds its way onto the bedside table, where it can be looked at last thing at night or first thing in the morning.
Laugh at the comics, read the poems and start writing your own.
Poetry has been on a pedestal for too long. Chris spreads the idea that poetry, just like pulp fiction, should be available to anyone. He demonstrates this by personal example, publishing 29 of his poems along with images from classical comics.
Poetry is a compelling self-help exercise which enables writers to discover their true identity: it focuses thoughts, expresses complex feelings, brings inspiration and develops new interests.
People in recovery become better because they learn to understand themselves and overcome their demons. The Fun We Had offers practical tools for self-examination and opens the mind to new ideas about spirituality. It describes the power of addiction, the dangers of relapse and how to fill the void left after addiction treatment.
Christopher has been in recovery himself for 30 years and understands how daunting the first years of sobriety can be. The author encourages its readers to take responsibility for their lives by being proactive. Instead of a dull experience, their recovery becomes one that they can enjoy.
Truly, a source for healing.
Each day offers us a gigantic package of facts, creativity and healthy introspection.
The book is a treasure…I have it with me every day to read today’s thoughts and sneak a peek at tomorrow’s.
Poetry for the mind and soul.
A fantastic read. More of a companion than just a book.
This would make a great gift for anyone who has a lust for knowledge.
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