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Genre: Non-Fiction Memoir | Pub: 10.12.2021 by Grand Central Pub
Arielle’s Review Notes
Book Format & Source: Hardback finished copy via the publisher. I received a complimentary copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Review & Thoughts:
- This book is raw and real and charming in it’s own way. I’ve enjoyed Sutton Foster as an actress since I first saw her on Bunheads. This book was an enjoyable read and I loved the juxtaposition of the patterns of her craft projects woven amongst the ever-changing and new patterns of her life. I loved the snippets of reminders that everything happens for a reason, the importance of family and the knowledge that we’re not destined to repeat a specific pattern of behavior if we don’t want to be. Important lesson of trusting your gut; it often leads you in the right direction! I loved the way the author talks about her passion for crafting and the importance art has in our lives. There’s a quote I particularly loved about art and it made me think about the perspective of what inspires someone to make art in a specific way in different seasons of their lives.
- Topics & CW: Adoption journey, death, losing a parent, infertility, social media piranhas, bullying, panic attack, nervous breakdown
- Craft supplies mentioned: Canna’s choice yarn from the Lion Brand, Copic markers for drawings
- Every piece I describer within these pages means so much more than the yarn or marker with which it was made. Each is a time capsule and heirloom, spanning my past, present, and future, and together they tell a fuller, more complex story of who I am and how I want to be remembered.
- Art can be a window; it can also be a mirror.
- For me, being a badass meant owning my talent and my major life decisions – not waiting until I was in a relationship, or more “settled down,” whatever that even means.
- I wanted to piece together all the meaningful moments, like a quilt, to make sense of who I am, where I come from, and how I feel about those I love, in the hopes that it, too, will be passed on, another heirloom.
Recommend for: great pick for those that enjoy memoirs and are fans of Sutton Foster!
My Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Future blog post idea inspired by reading this book: the topic of social media piranhas and the sad fact that one mean comment gives others the indication that it’s okay to trash talk someone.
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About the Author – from Bookshop.org
Sutton Foster is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for her work on the Broadway stage, for which she has received two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. On television, Sutton played the lead role in the ABC Family comedy-drama Bunheads and has starred in TV Land’s Younger since 2015.
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