August’s Book To Live By

This month’s Books To Live By selection highlights the topic of our membership Inner Circle for August: It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion: The Life of Peggy Freydberg, age 106, A conversation with award-winning producer Laurie David and acclaimed writing coach Nancy Aronie.

Our August selection is….

Poems from the Pond: 107 Years of Words and Wisdom, The Writings of Peggy Freydberg, Edited by Laurie David

I have never been so blown away by a collection of poems than I was by those of Peggy Freydberg. And I must say, I’m not normally one to pick up a poetry book.

But after reading Nancy Aronie’s moving foreword and inhaling Peggy’s first poem, “Chorus of Cells,” I was hooked.

The poems are hauntingly beautiful, and every single piece radiates the courage, insight and love that Peggy had for life.

And the way the book came to be is almost as remarkable as Peggy’s desire to start writing poetry at age 90.

While flipping through this stunning book, you’ll learn about Peggy’s life, read touching excerpts from her family members and discover why editor Laurie David was inspired to bring Peggy’s words to the world.

Poems from the Pond is a true masterpiece that speaks to women of all ages. And even if poetry isn’t usually your first reading choice, this collection is an absolute inspiration that belongs on every woman’s bookshelf!

Lots of love~

P.S. I look forward to hearing what your favorite poems are. Let me know in the comment section below!

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