Love & Misadventure

Love & Misadventure

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by Lang Leav
     
 

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Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair—from the initial butterflies through the soaring heights to the devastating plunge.  And, in the end, the message is one of hope.

The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet

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Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair—from the initial butterflies through the soaring heights to the devastating plunge.  And, in the end, the message is one of hope.

The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet universal. Lang Leav's evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey.  Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.

Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780473235505
Publisher:
Lang Leav
Publication date:
04/26/2013
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

The enchanting work of New Zealand author Lang Leav swings between the whimsical and woeful, expressing a complexity beneath its childlike facade. Her imagination stretches across a variety of disciplines encompassing art, poetry, and books.

Frequently invited to exhibit at high profile exhibitions in Australia, the U.S., and other countries, she has built a loyal following of international fans. Her handcrafted book, Charlie's Widow, was presented to iconic film director Tim Burton at the opening of his Wonderland exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Lang is a recipient of The Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and was granted a prestigious Churchill Fellowship.

She has completed shows in several cities, including Santa Monica for the renowned Copro Gallery, who have worked with artists such as Mark Ryden and Audrey Kawasaki. She was handpicked to exhibit in the landmark "Playboy Redux", curated by The Warhol Museum and Playboy Enterprises, alongside contemporary greats such as Gary Baseman and Tara McPherson.

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Love & Misadventure 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written and a joy to read. This book will become a cult classic. Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!!! Great little stories of love and loss. My personal favorite is Souls. Touched me deeply and made me think about my relationship. One of my top 3 books read this year and I think many others are going to fall in love with Lang Leav's writing. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Lang Leav to release her book. Her writing is unbelievable! Can't wait to get this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book indeed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, I can't say I'm disappointed, because I'm not. I mean, She's no Shakespeare, but then again, only Shakespeare is Shakespeare. So I really don't know what you people expect. The poems were all good, my very favorite one was Wallflower. The poems rhymed for the most part, which to me seemed like with some of them she just threw words together, but with others she actually spent time on them. Either way, I would recommend this book to those of you (the few of you) who aren't very picky on the poetry that they read. Anyway, I'm Shea, Thirteen years of age, and I hope this helped.
tjam 7 months ago
A truly inspiring, yet realistic, view of the two most relatable emotions felt, Love & Misadventure is a testament to the lovers of this generation. In this read, you gain a better understanding of the marriage between love and loss. Lang Leav perfectly understood the ongoing love affair shared by the two emotions and embraced it in a way that made you realize that without one you would never meet the other. It takes readers on the well-known experience of finding love and everything that comes with it. This book is a perfect read for the romantics, the ones going through heartbreak, and those with the hope of falling in love again all the same. It’s a gripping journey of life’s most effortless processes with the good and the bad stated in a simplistic way that appeals to young and older readers alike. The work of poet and Churchill Fellowship award winner beautifully combines the good, bad, happy, and sad in a rollercoaster that readers won’t want to get off of. The work successfully showcased the storyline of a romance and accomplished a work that is relatable to any reader right from the dedication page to the last poem. Lang has a way or portraying her point of view into lessons that can teach, and learn from her experiences. An example of the relevance of Lang’s work is shown in a phrase as simple as, “Slowly I am withering—a flower deprived of sun/ longing to belong to—somewhere someone” (Leav 31). The power in the simplest of lines like that one is exactly what you can expect from reading Love & Misadventure. I recommend it with to any and every one that enjoys the art of poetry.
Chancie More than 1 year ago
While there are some very good poems in here, many of them are also lacking, full of out of place rhymes or Yoda-speak just to fit to a rhyme scheme or form. Also, it's all sad and dismal. I would expect some sad love poetry from the title, but even the section for "good love" ends on a sad note. Worth flipping through, but overall, not enough to write home about.
St_cie More than 1 year ago
The beginning of the book was alright. I enjoyed the last chapter more as it was more related to me. Really short poems along with a couple of pages with more words on them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soul touching poetry, a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a beautiful work of art. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, readers of poetry would find this fascinating, it truly is a work of art. I cannot wait to buy her next book, "lullabies".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful words expressed simply, but with great impact. Her words are so relatable, whether or not from experience or with curiosity.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written, relatabel, and an enjoyment to read! Once I started reading it, I could not put it down and read the entire book in one sitting. Poetry-lovers and non-poetry-lovers alike will enjoy it. This is definitely a must read for all.
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I was really looking forward to this book. I saw the 5 star reviews, and was pleased when I got my hands on it. Oh my goodness what in the world are people thinking? Can people relate to it? Yes.....if you are a  young teenage girl who likes to reblog every picture with some type of love poem on  it on tumblr.  This was absolutely terrible. Incredibly short poems, same format and took me less than an hour to read. I will be returning my copy as soon as I get the chance. I truly dislike giving a bad review, but I do not feel this book deserves the ratings it has acquired on here and on goodreads.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite disappointing actually. Seems like it was written by a young child not an adult.