Thumbs up for The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life by Sarah L. Kaufman. Nonfiction.
I enjoyed this book despite the author’s obsession with Cary Grant. I suspect if I had been wanting something specific out of it, I would have been disappointed, but I like Kaufman’s writing, and so I was content to enjoy her thoughts on the various forms of grace–physical and social. It’s a short book and it was a pleasing use of an afternoon.
Mimi’s graciousness stemmed from her utter lack of fear. As a child preoccupied with imagined threats lurking in the shadow, I once asked her if she were ever afraid of robbers popping out from her closets. Her chipper nonchalance stuck with me: “Well, if they get me, they get me!”
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