Reviewed by Poppy Johnson
Laurie Perry’s Home Is Where the Wine Is offers the reader useful advice for getting to and past the age of forty. Perry encourages the readers to live their lives to the fullest, no matter what happens to them.
Her lessons on life and meditation are really funny, and can be considered a type of guide to doing everything better. She writes in a clear style that is easy to follow and her tone is conversational, as if she is your best friend in the room with you. By reading each chapter, labeled as resolutions, you get the feeling you are reading her diary, and following her inner most thoughts. Her life is one realistic adventure, and she always comes out on the positive end of the experience in the end.
Perry’s relationships in the book are interesting and completely believable. I felt as if I could relate to her friendships on every level. At times, I felt as if I met these people myself, at some time or another in my own past (especially when it came to people in the sections about competitive gardeners, the internet dates and the people she met while traveling).
I would recommend this book to a wide range of readers, and especially females of all ages. Perry advocates self love, and strives to inspire readers to improve even the tiny details that make up their daily lives. Home Is Where the Wine Is is a guide to living one’s life to her fullest and after reading it, I wanted to live my life differently too. I wanted to be more conscious of what it takes to live fully each day, and I wanted to begin my New Year with a few resolutions of my own.
After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.
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