The Only Buddha in Town
by Alanna Maure
The willingness to be "ok" with whatever comes your way. To staying centered and never losing who you are, and realizing what you are made of." This is my life's mantra ... I wrote with these intentions for people to feel they are not alone and there is someone out there who can relate and "gets it." In this spiritually witty story, Alanna brings readers on a journey -- fr...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Turn the Page Publishing
(first published April 14th 2012)
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I picked up this book and started to read it. Unsure of what it was truly about or where it was going to go. I saw it was 80 pages and thought, what could be said in 80 pages? I found myself surprised, touched,and deeply involved with the author as I read it. Alanna has a down-to-earth way of writing that kept me reading to see what she would say next. I found myself highlighting sections on my nook to look up a book or to tell my sister. I noticed I was doing a silent head nod in some parts lik...more
This is a short but very engaging work chronicling the author's spiritual journey toward a Buddhist state of mind. There are moments of raw emotion that left me feeling for the author during low moments, while in others I felt I could nod my head in sympathy. This is nice little book for anybody interested in exploring the different options in faith.
Feb 04, 2013 Christine Sharbrough rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: readers who like short stories, quick reads, something to pass the time between appointments.
A very quick read. Most of what the author relates about her life experiences will ring true for many people. This is not a treatise on Buddhism but instead a view inside the author's head. It is light story, very little drama or angst.