Journal of a Superfluous Woman: A Collection of Essays

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Journal of a Superfluous Woman: A Collection of Essays documents a woman's struggle to understand life and her place in it. Her experience with breast cancer forms the catalyst for an examination of conscience--a looking back in order that she might move forward. These essays attempt to put into perspective childhood memories, race, religion, relationships, career choices, training versus education, illness, death, and a perception that the world still undervalues the role of ...
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Journal of a Superfluous Woman: A Collection of Essays documents a woman's struggle to understand life and her place in it. Her experience with breast cancer forms the catalyst for an examination of conscience--a looking back in order that she might move forward. These essays attempt to put into perspective childhood memories, race, religion, relationships, career choices, training versus education, illness, death, and a perception that the world still undervalues the role of the unwed and childless.

It is said that she who writes about herself and her time writes about all people for all time. Here, I. R. King offers herself as a metaphor through which some of life's foibles and paradoxes can be examined in the quest for improvement. Journal of A Superfluous Woman: A Collection of Essays is a journey of reflection and introspection. It is a quest for the unknown and the unknowable, an attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable, and a search for meaning, purpose, and wholeness. The recognition that duality is imbedded in the depths of reality forms the basis for creating peace, within and without, and for moving toward balance, equipoise, and love.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595660162
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2004

    Journal of a Superfluous Woman: A Collection of Essays

    A superb book and a superb read. Journal of a Superfluous Woman takes you on a journey filled with humor, insight and awarness of the cosmos around us. And don't let the title fool you, this book is not gender specific. A good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2004

    Insightful

    I read this book after a co-worker recommended it. I loved it! I was able to view my own growth and awareness of life around me through the author's experiences, which was delivered through humor and subtlety. It is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2004

    Journal of a Superfluous Woman: A Collection of Essays

    A delight to read! The author seductively captures the essence of self-development, self-discovery, self-awareness, self-serenity. While the book is comprised of a collection of essays, the essays flow together to give the book a sense of unity. Yet, each essay may be read in insolation to give each its own independent identity, but without sacrificing the book's flavor. I've read it once, i've read it twice, but three times would be a charm. Congratulations to the superflous author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2004

    Life's ephiphanies

    Inviting, entertaining, insightful, perceptive, honest! These words and more describe my response to Journal of a Superfluous Woman: A Collection of Essays. This is an invitation to live through the epiphanies in one life, tracing their impact over time. Mind, heart, and soul are laid bare and I looked on mesmerized by it all. But more than this, I was very quietly but insistently urged to search my life and look for that ¿common thread¿ as King so aptly describes it. This is a must read! The essay format makes it an easy read and left me hungering for more. I eagerly await more from I. Rhonda King.

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