Vote It Up: Book Blip

April 10, 2010

Row completed

Just finished A Pearl In The Storm.  I like the structure of this story.  Tori decided to emphasize the row that failed rather than the second, successful row.  This allowed her learn from her obstacles and grow as a person.  The row becomes less about fighting inner demons and more about embracing the demons, the helplessness, that makes us all human.

It is a thrilling story.  At various points I caught myself chewing on my nails with anxiety for her safety.  But she has a great story that says so much: while working on the Muhammed Ali Center, Muhammed Ali himself told Tori, " You don't want to be known as the woman who almost rowed across the ocean."

My husband has a deeply dedicated, intelligent, talented, hard-working, admirable boss.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there. Greetings from Miami, FL. I'm stopping in this Monday to toss a little confetti, pull up a cozy virtual chair and party with you for a bit. Let's have some fun!

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