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 Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I’ve reread her craft books so many times.
Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit me hard. Throughout ths book, Natalie Goldberg pays her respects to the writers that shaped her and I wonder if she’ll ever know how much she shaped me. How her writing practice made me who I am and how much I think of he ...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
This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir.
I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her relationships, beautiful excursions to see where other writers lived, worked and does, and a tumultuous duel cancer battle.
She writes like the the quote referenced- how a writer lives their life twice, first in the ...more