"Gilbert leaves her life to travel purposefully throughout the world, along the way checking gourmet cooking, enlightenment, and romance off her life list" (Columbus Dispatch).
Cougel the Jewish cougar (The Cougel Chronicles) was recently reading Dani Shapiro’s memoir.
"A friend recommended I read it because Dani’s story and voice reminded her of me (what a compliment). In her book, Dani charts her search for meaning (while leading a seemingly rich life) and how she finds it in her reinterpretation of religion -- a hybrid of Judaism and Buddhism (Buddish? Jewdist?) Dani grew up in an observant household, as I did, and after taking a detour away, like I did, she found her way back, unlike me. Not yet anyway." More