Thursday, June 20, 2013

SpotlightOn - #MANREPELLER

As early as I can remember I found solace in books and music. Many days of my awkward teen years, one might argue those years have yet to end, were spent locked up in my shared bedroom with my nose in a book and the music blaring to drown out my companions noise. You see as the eldest of seven children solace was actually quite rare. Fast forward to many many years later and I sit atop my bed where I have spent the whole day accompanied by tea or coffee (don't judge I am nursing a week long cold) inhaling Leandra Medine's aka The Man Repeller's account of her journey thus far in Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls. In her book Medine is honest, raw and quite witty. Not only does she let us into many an embarrassing moment of her life but she also conveys the feeling of "hey we are alright in our eccentric and unique way". Ultimately, there is no greater inspiration than the camaraderie discovered in reading someone's true story and recognizing slivers of one's own nuisances and hopes. Upon its release for sale I encourage many a mother, sister, and friend to purchase for those cool and special women in your life: trust me on this one!
Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls
rests above unmade and inhabited bed

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