Contemporary life – in all its shapes, sizes and imperfections – is the subject of Surreality, Carissa Villacorta's acclaimed collection of essays. As a young Filipina surrounded by people, events and experiences in New York City, she ponders on life's mysteries: its joys, conflicts, and compromises. A big theme to take on, but she writes with specificity and simplicity; her heart is for the taking as she turns glib notions into impassioned dissertations for us, the living wounded. It's old-fashioned wisdom mingled with new-age wonder: a singular mix that Surreality brims with and basks in.
Carissa's sense of empathy is charming, natural and bountiful - the extraordinary gift that she shares with her readers. If her fan base is huge, it is no accident. The effusiveness of people's responses is matched only by Carissa's commitment to inspire her readers in rich, incandescent ways. As you will discover by embracing this book, her words are the kind that we need to read in today's postmodern world. The only way to get a clearer, sharper view of life would be a visit to an eye doctor: no fun compared to the wit and vitality that Ms. Villacorta brings to each of her delightfully entertaining pieces.
|Publisher:||Mina V. Esguerra|
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About the Author
“The most significant artworks are the ones you create yourself. And the most memorable New York spots are the places where you make memories.” - Carissa Villacorta New York City is a gift to those who live a creative life, and one that Carissa Villacorta is happy to receive. Wondering and wandering being her two favorite activities, the city’s endless choices, offers, and corners provide inspiration to Carissa’s writings. As a full-time author, feature writer and PR practitioner, Carissa Villacorta has made New York City her home, her office and playground for past decade. It has also been a place of reflection and wonderment, which Carissa documented in this book, Surreality - a book of essays about life in the city, which she launched in paperback in 2006, which she was 26. Reading Surreality is sharing in Carissa's way of thinking, and way of life. In it, she shares her favorite philosophies and her tendency to uplift friends and readers who may not see the perennial rainbow in the sky. Lessons will always be ours to keep. What use are experiences if there are no lessons? What use are lessons if they are not learned? These are the thoughts that Carissa usually shares with a friend over coffee, or over a mojito. But pending those one-on-one conversations, which she loves, Carissa will speak with you in this way first. Someday, one sweet day, she'd love to hear your story too.
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The two padded in, exploring the new camp after dropping two mice on the fresh-kill pile. (Sorry. Couldn't find camp, then was super busy. Now it is getting late, so I might randomly dissapear. So, what's new?)
Noticed the bitter aura of Lumin. She padded over to her friend. "Lumin?" Mira