An allegory of awakening
“It’s rare that so much wisdom can be found wrapped up in such comedy, such kindness, such lightness of touch. It’s a perfect book. I want every woman I know to read it. This is storytelling at its very best, and also at its most important.”
ELIZABETH GILBERT, bestselling author of
Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic
Maybe, once or twice in your life, you’ve experienced a surge of destiny so strong it made you believe in miracles.
Such bolts from the blue seem to hit when weariness or ill fortune have plowed through the ground of reason, breaking it up so magic can take root. What follows is so perfect that to call it accidental defies belief. Diana Archer is an absolutely—mathematically!—average woman, living an unremarkable life, when destiny reaches her. Without quite knowing how or why, she finds herself leaving everything familiar and moving into a world where miracles are commonplace, where her supposed flaws become her salvation, and where each person’s story is everyone’s.
In this exuberant allegory, bestselling memoir and self-help author Martha Beck takes readers into the wild parts of the world and the human psyche. The story of Diana, Herself helps every reader chart a course for awakening to greater joy, adventure, and purpose.
In the middle of this book now, and I can say I have already had so many positive changes in my life because of this wisdom. Don’t get me wrong, you need to do the exercises and do the work outlined in the book. Ive been able to have a lot more positivity! I can say this is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I also love Marthas sense of humour and groundedness.”