“Suddenly Stardust: A Memoir (of Sorts) About Fear, Freedom, & Improv” by Joanne Brokaw is a short, fast read, packed with thoughtful and entertaining pieces.
On her 50th birthday, Brokaw decides to take an Improv class, just to try something new. She’s afraid of this new adventure, and all her friends who said they’d try with her drop out at the last minute. Brokaw is a rules girl, and she’s eager to learn the rules while fearful she will break them.
The rules turn out to be life changing. In learning about Improv, she learns about herself and life itself. She learns she’s been following the wrong set of rules. By following the right ones, she breaks free. She learns peace and gratitude, true mindfulness and joy.
This book is her gift to us. Without ever once being preachy, she shows – not tells – us how she’s learned essential life lessons and makes us laugh along the way. She makes me want to take an Improv class. Preferably with her at the helm.Shop your local indie bookstore
and buy this book.
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