Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home begins at the grave of Katagiri Roshi, Natalies Zen teacher, in Japan. Twenty years after Katagiris death and Natalies return to New Mexico, she is permanently settled in Santa Fe with her partner, Yukwan. Except that, as Buddhism teaches us, nothing is permanent. Natalie learns that she has CLL, a potentially fatal form of blood cancer....
|Title||:||Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
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Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir Reviews
If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other writers. She makes me want to hike and live in New Mexico. I’m not sure how she makes money besides teaching. She’s not strapped, but deals with some money issues in this memoir. Then, she takes hiking trips in th ...more
I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I liked her writing, so I added it to my cart. I only learned she had cancer when reading this book about her battle with it. I really enjoyed the book, her take on battling cancer, learning about her girlfriend, and of ...more
another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor.
I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn’t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up her fierce fight. Actually, I lie. There is a point, about two-thirds into the book, where she does want to end her life. After returning from a writing retreat in Limousin, France (a retreat I participated in), she ...more