Basically I am school junky! I mostly love classes and subjects that won't lead to any kind of job or financial gain. I wish I would have taken some anthropology classes.
Renato Rosaldo is a cultural anthropologist and half of this book is an ethnographic exploration of grief. I am not sure if I have the wording correctly, but that's the best I could do! Obviously I am a layperson when it comes to ethnography and cultural anthropology, but I found this half of the book to be completely accessible and interesting.
The first half of the book is a book of poetry. Heart-breaking. Beautiful. It is the story of his wife's death, when she feel from a cliff while hiking in the Philippines. Excellent poetry and a very interesting second part to the book.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.