Swami Soup

Swami Soup

by Valerie Gilbert

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940150104075
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 12/05/2014
Series: Raving Violet , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 260
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

Valerie Gilbert is an actress, solo performance artist, and story teller now translating her ability to make others, laugh, cry, and sit on the edge of their seat into a writing career. Born into an ardent metaphysical family, she is passionate about exploring the depths and heights of the Divine Mystical Human Experience. She shares this enthusiasm with others via her books and blog, “Raving Violet,” and the meditation and psychic development group she sometimes leads.

An avid environmental, animal and peace activist, Gilbert is a native New Yorker, Harvard graduate, and member of the Dramatist’s Guild. She lives in New York City and is now a popular audio-book narrator on Audible.

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Swami Soup 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
seelk More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Ms. Gilbert's experiences and opinions are masterfully told. The stories were various and a great mix, some made me laugh out loud, some made me think as they told great truths, and some were I was nodding my head saying YES that's right. I can't pick a favourite part, they all have something to offer to the heart and mind of those willing to listen AND hear the messages behind them. I totally recommend this with 5 stars. Looking forward to more.
Booktalk_with-Eileen More than 1 year ago
You would think a biography/memoir would be semi-boring, right?  Not with Valerie Gilbert.  I’ve never been to New York, but I must say she leads an unusual life. I got her pain when her animals died.  I see it all the time when I read comments on Facebook.  I, too, have lost a dog.  Animals are the most wonderful, loyal creatures and find a place in your heart nothing replaces.  Valerie talks about her animals, her friends, and losing them –heart-wrenching pain. She also spoke of a obdominal operation she had.  If you’ve ever had one, you’ll relate to all she says, and she’s so irreverent about the whole process.  She had me smiling about her pain.  I loved the fact she asked her senior neighbor for help from walker to laxatives.  Funny girl, Valerie! I got a real kick out of her deciding to do audios and the frustation in sound proofing her apartment on a street which never is silent.  I laughed right along with her when she described some of her experiences with production.  I would never do it justice talking about it.  Quite the comedian, she is.  Shortly after, I was listening to a romance, smirking at some of the things she mentioned.  This girl is a hard-core New Yorker and lays it on the line with just about everything. She can be a bit crude, but then she says something to melt your heart, leaving you smiling. I also enjoy her mystic and magical attitude and approach to life.  She always finds the silver lining to a painful experience and she gives us some wonderful words of wisdom which resonate on my heart-strings. When listening to Valerie’s voice, you feel you’re sitting in an easy chair, listening, sipping a glass of wine.  Her monologue, rambles at times with thoughts, people she meets and what goes on in her mind, yet she has a purpose, and you receive the message. Ordinarily, I don’t read memoirs, let alone listen to them.  But truly, Valerie has a talent and attitude entertaining and memorable.  Love her work and I’m so happy to have met her.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
Starting with a difficult experience with the medical community and hospital staff, you really wouldn't expect to enjoy this book or be prepared to find it giggling insanely funny. But it is. When it moves on to a beloved pet in her last days, you think that it would be maudlin. But it most certainly not. This book is the product of the author's journaling through some tough times, lessons learned and shared, chronicles of friendship, and the place that a faith needs to hold in one's life. Just because she is a New Yorker and a professional entertainer, don't think that you can't relate, or learn something, or laugh out loud!