Book Signing at New Haven Free Public Library
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HERE ARE THE FIRST OF THE REVIEWS FOR:
“LEMONS INTO LIMONCELLO: FROM LOSS TO PERSONAL RENAISSANCE WITH THE ZEST OF ITALY (HCI BOOKS)
I enjoyed Raeleen Mautner’s book Living La Dolce Vita. In Lemons into Limoncello she continues to bring the wisdom of Italy to those of use not fortunate enough to be born Italian. Although, those Romans got around….I figure there’s a bit of Italian blood in me somewhere.
During the past few years I have had some significant losses, and this beautiful book helps me put them in perspective. More importantly, it gives you the encouragement to truly embrace life and find joy in everyday experiences. Thank you Raeleen for putting these words to paper so they can help your readers find a renewed zest for life.
I simply could not put this book down, and you won’t either! This inspiring book is well organized and written, research-supported and offers a variety of self-help tips designed to enhance one’s emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being following any type of personal loss. The reader gains valuable insights into the author’s own personal tragic loss, subsequent healing process, and offers promise to those who are enduring a similar hardship. This is a must-read for anyone who must overcome a personal loss.
Whether you have suffered a loss or are just stalled in your life do not miss this book. It is one of the most life-affirming texts I have read. From the depths of her humanity the author looks at loss and provides simple, practical actions that take the reader into the strength and creativity of the soul and the goodness of life.
As I followed readily available, and beautifully described, simple things to do – from dance, to song, to cooking, to beauty and creative expression, and much more- I saw how a personal renaissance is in arm’s reach and waiting to be claimed. This book is a gem! It is your life – do not miss it.
This book is so beautifully and subtly written and so Italian to its core that you won’t even know you are getting a full-fledged course in behavioral psychology and more specifically in anti-loss therapy. What better way to get over grief than to use what comes naturally, curatively, to the Italian people, who seem to have figured out on their own how to deal with the inevitability of grieving and cope with and get through it so creatively, so effectively, so humanely. Don’t miss this one. If you don’t need it now, some day you certainly will.