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Gracious Living in a New World: Finding Joy in Changing Times
In today's fast-paced world, as we juggle family responsibilities, jobs, and social obligations, we seem to be missing out on what we fundamentally crave: a calmer, gentler, sweeter, and more gracious life. In Gracious Living in a New World, Alexandra Stoddard offers a rich assortment of ideas for achieving a gracious lifestyle. As a busy professional and dedicated wife, m ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by William Morrow Paperbacks
(first published 1996)
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Okay, so the Self-Help and Inspirational/Motivational sections of the bookstore are about the last places you would find me...just after the Computer or Business sections, which would be even more unlikely. But I'd come across several quotes of Alexandra Stoddard's, always thought they were simple common sense, and thought I'd give it a try. I had been looking for something to just sort of kick me out of my doldrums and thought this might be it. I really worked hard to not roll my eyes over her ...more
Pretentious dribble. You need a marble countertop and cafe curtains to live simply. Also don't forget your NYC apt in addition to your simple village cottage. Apparently this book is for the 1% because the rest of us are trying to just keep it together.
ALEXANDRA STODDARD is a philosopher of contemporary living and author of many best selling books, including the classic Living a Beautiful Life: 500 Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty and Joy to Every Day of Your Life, Choosing Happiness: Keys to a Joyful Life, Things I Want My Daughters to Know: A Small Book About the Big Issues in Life, and You Are Your Choices: 50 Ways to Live the Good Life. A ...moreMore about Alexandra Stoddard...