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Drinking the Rain: A Memoir ➽ [Reading] ➿ Drinking the Rain: A Memoir By Alix Kates Shulman ➲ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This memoir is by the author of Memoirs of an Ex Prom ueen It recounts how Shulman aged 50 left an urban life to move alone to an island off the Maine coast Living in meditative solitude without elect This memoir is by the author of Memoirs Rain: A PDF ↠ of an Ex Prom ueen It recounts how Shulman aged Drinking the ePUB Ò left an urban life to move alone to an island off the Maine coast Living in meditative solitude the Rain: A PDF/EPUB » without electricity plumbing or telephone and mainly eating the wild greens she found growing around her and the shellfish she caught between the tides she overcame her fears and discovered a capacity for feeling thought and sensual delight Over the course of a decade of island summers she became aware of the nuclear and ecological disasters penetrating every corner of the world including her isolated island By living in a consciously and spiritually disciplined low tech way she found herself able once to take her place in the world of activism and committment.

  • Hardcover
  • 241 pages
  • Drinking the Rain: A Memoir
  • Alix Kates Shulman
  • English
  • 21 September 2014
  • 9780374144036

About the Author: Alix Kates Shulman

Raised in Cleveland Ohio Alix attended public schools Rain: A PDF ↠ and planned to be a lawyer like her dad But Drinking the ePUB Ò in college at Case Western Reserve University she was smitten by philosophy and upon graduation moved to New York the Rain: A PDF/EPUB » City to study philosophy at Columbia grad school After some years as an encyclopedia editor she enrolled at New York University where she took a degree in mathematics and later whi.

10 thoughts on “Drinking the Rain: A Memoir

  1. Amy Wilder Amy Wilder says:

    When I read this book I was twenty years old and it had never occurred to me before but I realized it was uite true that I might live my whole life without ever being really on my own That year I drove south to Mexico and north to Idaho and then back home from Arizona to Boston all three trips on my own and very much over my father's objections and I was keenly aware of everything I had been taught to fear about being a woman alone in a strange place Almost nothing happened to me that year that I had been warned about most of my problems on the road were of my own creation side note never try to peel a grapefruit while driving on the interstate But the fear that I carried around was monumental and facing it was both exhilarating and humblingAlix Kates Shulman's memoir of living on a remote island by herself and meeting that fear head on meant so much to me that I wrote her a letter a physical one on paper I believe and she sent me back a card I was floored An inspiring and honest book and a gracious and generous author

  2. Susan Albert Susan Albert says:

    A tender revealing memoir about a woman a long time feministpacifist activist at mid life dealing with a divorce and a new lover and trying to find a place for herself in nature

  3. Rick Rick says:

    This book doesn't inspire the reader very much; it's mostly self serving and superficial Only the last few pages had any thing worthwhile to offer I had trouble getting through the endless food reports what she ate how she prepared it where the food came from and on and on Why do women authors do this? Sorry Ladies but it's true So many women authors feel the need to write about what everyone is eating and who spent how much time in the kitchen Male authors focus on action I guess but women authors focus on food Why? I'll bet I get some criticism for saying this

  4. Lee Lee says:

    This is a beautiful coming of age age 50 that is memoir of a woman living on an inhabited Maine coastal island Moving away from New York City for a while Shulman learns to slow down forage for mussels and live life simply for a restorative spell

  5. Sallee Sallee says:

    One of my favorite coming of age surviving divorce books ever

  6. Cosmic Arcata Cosmic Arcata says:

    Memorable I especially like her wildcrafting her food on the islandShe has a second book about her husband Did she really get a divorce or is this a second husband?

  7. Ann Ann says:

    SolitudeThis teaches about solitude and finding what really matters I was there on the island I could see nubble The author bright the string alive

  8. Tejas Janet Tejas Janet says:

    I struggled thru this book at times and came away with mixed feelings The author has great ability with expository writing but left me swimming at times thru too many repetitive details However it was still a really good book The downside is that by book's end I had tired of reading overly specific listings of wild foods harvested and descriptions of foods prepared Editing towards this end I think would have raised this book from 4 to 5 stars for me Detail is crucial in fine writing but so is the ability to summarize and do without and knowing when to do which is uite often what elevates the really good to the superb Despite this criticism I greatly admire this book and enjoyed it very muchIt resonated with me for many reasons One being that I'm about the age she was when she embraced a life of isolation and simplicity partial life during warmer months primarily on the coast of Maine Secondly I admire her pursuit of a simpler solitary meditative life Third she is a skilled and interesting writer though prone to including too many details as already noted Fourthly I appreciate her insights into her life and our life at large especially with its many inconsistencies and comictragic complexities Lots of good stuff here Here are a few uotes I marked while reading that struck me as illustrative and significant wish I'd marked How can one live without rancor in a world steeped in suffering and injustice or live without contentment in a world bathed in birdsong at sundown? She Sappho is out to break records I to establish mine by discovering how little I need in order to have everything how much awaits me under the tide how long I can stretch the season without freezing or cracking My new rules are few and simple follow my interest; go as deep as I can; change the rules whenever I likeThe very separation and compartmentalizing I escaped by coming to the nubble now reproduce themselves inside my garden as I reintroduce waste and trade my continuous harvest for rare chancy joy Note the nubble is how the author refers to her reclusive island retreat The name is a reference to the little island off Cape Neddick called the Nubble Various islands off the coast of Maine are similarly suited to being called the same which is presumably how the name arose for her own island retreat I apologize if I missed where she explained this I read this over about a 6 week period since I preferred to savor it and read it slowly

  9. Alli Alli says:

    I have a pretty close connection to Long Island Maine and go there every summer I know exactly the house she lived in and have stared at it from the beach below many an afternoon thinking two things one it had been abandoned and two who the hell would ever leave the most amazing and beautiful spot on earth or at least not spend every second of every summer there? My sister had told me about the writer that owned it the story of her living in seclusion there and how she came to write Drinking the Rain This summer we both decided to read it finally I really liked it And most of the time I liked the author She's uite a bit older than me and as a woman at times I could not relate to the disappointments and dilemnas of that particular generation a second wave feminist in repose and all of thatI did relate to and admire her sincere uest of self discovery and her desire to change her life and make those changes on her own internally It was slow in places and she is uite philosophical in her reflections but all in all I found the pace do able Her uest for solitude was admirable too and something I could totally relate to There's enough flashbacks to her life back in Manhattan and her life long relationships interspersed with digging mussels and steaming dandelion greens to keep the story moving They allow for a sense of the whole person Not just a long internal meditation on nature and one's relationship to it alone

  10. Susan Braiden Susan Braiden says:

    If I could only own one book it would be this Alix Kates Shulman helped me discover the art of long slow conversations; the abundance in solitude; fearlessness and resilience in reinvention; and the gifts of the natural feast I discovered this book at a time when like the author I was approaching 50 wrestling with the death of a marriage and a restless hunger to reinvent myself or perhaps actually meet myself for the very first time Reading it is like immersing in a love letter that you would write to yourself a handful of years and Aha moments after taking this in It's brilliant comfort and an incantation to that courageous part of ourselves that secretly knows the wisdom of simple pleasures and of our own company I read it again and again

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