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Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Mary McEvoy(Author)

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Actress and writer Mary McEvoy has struggled with depression for many years, trying to reconcile her life in the public eye with private pain. Many things have helped Mary to come to terms with her depression: the rituals of farming life in Co. Westmeath, the excitement of the stage, the love of friends and family. Ultimately, Mary has found her way through, and it's the little things that have really helped: the beauty of the world around her, the quiet pleasures of sweeping the yard, or cooking a simple meal.
In Ordinary Beauty, Mary celebrates life's seemingly insignificant moments and invests them with fresh beauty and meaning, as well as a wry humour. Never has 'living in the moment' been so enjoyable, or so comforting.

A wonderful and healing book ... beautifully written and full of compassion for us flawed human beings--Cathy KellyMcEvoy is brilliant at taking small, ordinary incidents and turning it into a quietly striking or uncanny moment ... Her writing is beautiful and her ideas interesting. And there's a sense of humour that subtly shines through ... This is a book that is meant to be read more than once--Irish Independent

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Book details

  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Mary McEvoy(Author)
  • Hachette Books Ireland; Reprint edition (31 Dec. 2015)
  • English
  • 10
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By Yvonne Ellard on 13 April 2017

    This is a little gem of a book. It's like a compendium of short snippets of thoughts and observations of life. It's one I'm going to keep forever as I feel like I will want to dip in and out of it over and over again. Mary McEvoy is an actress and a farmer and also being a rural Irish woman, I feel like her language is easy and familiar to me and also very funny too in places. It's not a story book, it's more like a poetry book and yet it's not poetry, but short little insights that sometimes are only a few lines or a couple of paragraphs, all of them treasures.

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