BlogHer Book Club presents Slow Love

 

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Slow Love by Dominique Browning was a book about starting over.  It isn’t your typical starting over story though.  It is a starting over story that most people can’t relate to.  Most people lose a job and have to brush themselves off, pick themselves up, and get a new one job right away.  There is no time for self pity and muffins!  Ms. Browning had the fortunate opportunity to be at a place in her life where she could reexamine what life was supposed to be about for her and take her time doing it.  After losing her job at Conde Nast, she went back to her empty home and spent some quality time getting to know her Brooks Brothers pajamas, her dusty cookbooks, and her past. 

While the book has some interesting stories, funny moments, and some heartfelt emotion it was very hard to connect with the author.  The stories were often disconnected and only came up on a whim.    The story lines involving her flame, Stroller, seemed to come and go and were not cohesive.  While this was a great device to show the on and off nature of their relationship it made the story very hard to follow. 

This was a good read for a rainy day but not a book that will keep you captivated until the end.  I am not counting Dominique Browning out as an author but Slow Love will not be on my Top 50 favorite books.

 

This was a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.

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