Title: Memories, Dreams & Deflections: My Odyssey Through Emotional Indigestion
Author: Valerie Gilbert
Genre: Self-Help, Memoir
Published by: Black Opal Books
Published Date: January 4, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
Length: 9 hours, 6 minutes
Release Date: January 30, 2014
Published by: Valerie Gilbert
A continuation of the serendipitous saga commenced in Raving Violet, Valerie Gilbert’s first non-fiction collection of short stories, Memories, Dreams & Deflections: My Odyssey Through Emotional Indigestion, picks up the sojourn of this sassy, single mystic, mired in her mind and cloistered above the streets of New York City.
This volume explores Valerie’s intrepid and irreverent search for healing inside and out (both medical and mystical), the quest for peace (and quiet) and, as always, true love.
My Thoughts: It’s been a journey with author and narrator Valerie Gilbert with her four books I voraciously consumed! She teaches, yet amuses, with her innate quirky style, have a nod of agreement here or chortle of amusement there. But inevitably I learn something new and appreciate the WAY she teaches.
In this book she discusses issues no doubt touching a reader’s life. Financial woes keep her from getting medical help when needed. How does she cope? Her sensitivity to anything environmentally unsafe has her standing tall on her soap box. In fact, in this book she’s on it a lot! She’s right of course and her passion with her belief shines bright and strong.
Another issue in her life involves men, the wrong men, the desire of the right man, the online dating and her frustration finding the love of her life. Many a reader could relate to this.
I also love the way Gilbert narrates. Who better can narrate her inner turmoil and lessons learned than she? She’s an actor and narrator, having over 100 narrations under her belt.
Gilbert is generous with her life experiences and what has brought her to where she is today. I’ve certainly enjoyed taking the journey with her. She has been extremely influential in my understanding what is truly important in life with her ebullient, effusive narration of life’s well-learned lessons.