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Enter the world of a solitary but intrepid New Yorker. Orphaned as a young adult, this divorced, smartass metaphysician has sought solace and insight from philosophers, séances, channels and mediums-a path that ...
Enter the world of a solitary but intrepid New Yorker. Orphaned as a young adult, this divorced, smartass metaphysician has sought solace and insight from philosophers, séances, channels and mediums-a path that has, inevitably, led her back to her formidable fortress within.
Join Valerie as she scales the castle walls on her journey for love, sex, sass, a chuckle, and really good chocolate. Love and Loss! Love and Glory! Love and Nausea! Raving Violet has it all.
Posted January 21, 2013
Well, I wrote the damn thing so I'm going WHOLE HOG and givin' RAVING VIOLET FIVE STARS! I hope you buy it. I trust you'll love it! It's a horse of a different color -Spirituality without Sanctimony. Philosophy with Sass. The Divine with Decadence, Conviviality and absolutely no Condescension. Liberation, democracy and outrageousness all smushed into one tiny person (me) and my cockamamie world view. Try it, you'll like it! Valerie
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Posted January 28, 2013
Valerie is an excellent writer - she will carry you along from chapter to chapter - curious to see what's a-coming! You may find yourself or your life's events mirrored on these pages, or be reminded of people you know, and you will laugh, you may even get teary but you will be moved! and you will have new thoughts and that's what living is about, yes?
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Posted January 18, 2014
Raving Violet by Valerie Gilbert
Short stories about a native New Yorker, masterfully written with humor and wit. Some of the topics
include, Gurus, her deceased parents, bad dates, seances, mediums and life in New York. Written
with a humorous tone, I really enjoyed this writing style. The stories were, fun , interesting, exciting,
fresh and funny. My three favorites were; The Cheese Thief, Love Little the Sun & Remember Mama.
I feel non-fiction/memoir and short story readers will enjoy Raving Violet. I highly recommend to
readers of all genres.
Posted June 29, 2013
This book consists of a compilation of shorts that the author has posted on her blog in the past. It’s an enjoyable read that’s comical at times and covers a vast array of subjects around living in New York. Easy to pick up and put down, I read this over a few days and some really got me thinking about my own thoughts and beliefs.
I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.