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In the tradition of Annie Dillard and Natalie Goldberg, this resource for writers and non-writers alike shows the act of writing to be a dynamic means of knowing, healing, and creating the body, mind, and spirit.

Topics: Writing, Creativity, Language, Art & Artists, Inspirational, Essays, and Guides

Published: HarperCollins on Oct 13, 2009
ISBN: 9780061758775
List price: $9.99
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I found this book to be an excellent companion as I prepared for a long, 400-mile hike whosepurpose was to consider 40 years of my adult life and to put me in closer touch with my inner life.There are excellent exercises and plenty of insight in this book. Unfortunately, I was mostly tootired in the evenings after hiking all day to even think about my miserable lot in life. Next time, I'lltry a spiritual retreat to a monastery, where I will have a better chance of putting Metzger's ideasinto practice!read more
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Of the several "journaling" books available I've evaluated, this is hands down the best, written by a mature writer who doesn't deal in fluff, or current "therapeutic" fads. One could use this in a therapeutic setting, but that isn't necessary to gain from the innumerable insights it provides -- or rather helps one find in oneself. This would also be an excellent tool for those suffering writer's block -- sufficiently so that one isn't likely to finish reading it because on to one's own writing.read more
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I found this book to be an excellent companion as I prepared for a long, 400-mile hike whosepurpose was to consider 40 years of my adult life and to put me in closer touch with my inner life.There are excellent exercises and plenty of insight in this book. Unfortunately, I was mostly tootired in the evenings after hiking all day to even think about my miserable lot in life. Next time, I'lltry a spiritual retreat to a monastery, where I will have a better chance of putting Metzger's ideasinto practice!
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Of the several "journaling" books available I've evaluated, this is hands down the best, written by a mature writer who doesn't deal in fluff, or current "therapeutic" fads. One could use this in a therapeutic setting, but that isn't necessary to gain from the innumerable insights it provides -- or rather helps one find in oneself. This would also be an excellent tool for those suffering writer's block -- sufficiently so that one isn't likely to finish reading it because on to one's own writing.
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