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Dani Shapiro - Devotion: A Memoir
Jewish Community Center
Houston, TX
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Dani Shapiro - Devotion: A Memoir
Starred Review. Shapiro's newest memoir, a mid-life exploration of spirituality begins with her son's difficult questions-about God, mortality and the afterlife-and Shapiro's realization that her answers are lacking, long-avoided in favor of everyday concerns. Determined to find a more satisfying set of answers, author Shapiro (Slow Motion) seeks out the help of a yogi, a Buddhist and a rabbi, and comes away with, if not the answers to life and what comes after, an insightful and penetrating memoir
that readers will instantly identify with. Shapiro's ambivalent relationship with her family, her Jewish heritage and her secularity are as universal as they are personal, and she exposes familiar but hard-to-discuss doubts to real effect: she's neither showboating nor seeking pat answers, but using honest self-reflection to provoke herself and her readers into taking stock of their own spiritual inventory. Absorbing, intimate, direct and profound, Shapiro's memoir is a satisfying journey that will touch fans and win her plenty of new ones. (Dani Shapiro's books include the best-selling memoir, Slow Motion. Shapiro appeared on "TheToday Show"for  Devotion, chosen as one of their best books of this winter.  Magazine called it a "must read" and People Magazine gave it four stars for being "brave, compelling and unexpectedly witty.")

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Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096
United States


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