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Delightfully interesting and comforting. I always go back to this book when I need to feel grounded It s easy to forget let alone accept that one couldn t be perfect all the time This little book not only inspires and reminds me of everyday realities It also allows and lets me forgive myself. Ok, ok.so this isn t the great novel to end all novels.BUT, I can say that it has as powerfully moved me as any other novel to date How frequently I find myself discouraged and depressed that I m not living up to my internal expectations for perfection Maybe it is culturally , religiously , family driven, probably a bit of each But how often do women feel discouraged with themselves that they are perpetually not enough Every day I wake up with this eternal conquest to meet my own expectat Ok, ok.so this isn t the great novel to end all novels.BUT, I can say that it has as powerfully moved me as any other novel to date How frequently I find myself discouraged and depressed that I m not living up to my internal expectations for perfection Maybe it is culturally , religiously , family driven, probably a bit of each But how often do women feel discouraged with themselves that they are perpetually not enough Every day I wake up with this eternal conquest to meet my own expectations, only to collapse on the pillow each night disgusted at another day s failure And as I climb down from my soapbox, I have to say that this book is the perfect realignment of my perspective and priorities I am learning slowly to find beauty in my imperfection Beauty in my own idiosynchrasies and quirks Beauty in both my successes AND my failures.A definite recommendation for every woman Overall, I liked the photography in this book better than the writing The writing has its good moments, but the stuff that stood out could have fit into 10% or less I did really like what the ladies had to say about interaction with babies, and the beauties of the nonglamorous life, and of intimacy The rest was blah But then again, at least it wasn t 500 pages worth of blah. It s kind of perfect My late grandmother bought this book and stored it in an out of the way upstairs bathroom As a child and teen, I spent many summers reading it when I got bored, and surprisingly learned a lot I hate books like this and can t stand that people waste their time with them, but this one has such a wonderfully human insight to being a person, and experiencing life like it s a family get together feast or a really good novel.The book is meant to be a meditation on life Loosen It s kind of perfect My late grandmother bought this book and stored it in an out of the way upstairs bathroom As a child and teen, I spent many summers reading it when I got bored, and surprisingly learned a lot I hate books like this and can t stand that people waste their time with them, but this one has such a wonderfully human insight to being a person, and experiencing life like it s a family get together feast or a really good novel.The book is meant to be a meditation on life Loosen your neck and muse with the book It s easy to think the whole book is made up of trite nonsensical platitudes, but if you re at that point you are probably reading into it too much and then I can surely say this book is meant for you The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly G K Chesterton I.need.to.own.this.book. The book itself is pretty, and it s inspiring but not terribly memorable. It was a quick read I probably wouldn t have continued reading past the first 20 pages if it were longer Somethings just didn t resonate with me To each there own. So, the funny thing is while I was reading the chapter entitled The art of Making Mistakes I missed my metro When I finally boarded the train I continued reading avidly until I had gone thirty minutes in the wrong direction.Making mistakes, missing appointments and being wrong is not romantic, it s annoying and irritating no matter how you slice it And reading it on a Wednesday afternoon when I still had miles to go before I slept was an innapropriate use of this library book.That said, The So, the funny thing is while I was reading the chapter entitled The art of Making Mistakes I missed my metro When I finally boarded the train I continued reading avidly until I had gone thirty minutes in the wrong direction.Making mistakes, missing appointments and being wrong is not romantic, it s annoying and irritating no matter how you slice it And reading it on a Wednesday afternoon when I still had miles to go before I slept was an innapropriate use of this library book.That said, The Art of Imperfection is a quick read full of witty, slothful, charming syllogisms, nearly all of which fly in the face of conventional wisdom In many ways this woman s writing is the French response to SARK, who equally irritates and charms in the exact same way It would be truly be pleasant if all you had to do was wear a peach silk shirt for delivery boys to see you as a human being after you have reached the age of 42 It would also be pleasant if being incompetent really did have an upside The following statement is beyond pleasant and sheerly, utterly delightful You are indeed a slow learner if you think that you must overcome your innate incompetence in order to fulfill your destiny as a human being but is it true Does fucking up everything around you, living a life that falls short of your dreams means you can congratulate yourself on having lived a life of meaning Is form without content worthy If you are like me this book may give you a rash On the other hand you must love the imperfect state Ms Vienne evokes with a few broad brush strokes Her exhortations and encouragement reminds us that a simple life is a good life she reminds us when we fall asleep hugging a pillow we don t have to talk to our shrink about it She reminds us that we are already enlightened whether we know it or not So lighten up you and me and Don t hold your breath any longer Perfect moments happen every day. ^Read Pdf ⇤ The Art of Imperfection: Simple Ways to Make Peace with Yourself ⇲ A collection of ten inspirational and meditative essays offers insights into how to celebrate the flaws that make us unique, fascinating, and lovable individuals