|Guess where I poached this from?|
This is totally not my kind of book. It was getting some seriously good press from some Cathsorority ladies, and so I wanted to give it a shot. I am glad that I did for a few reasons:
1. There is a great section that sheds a little more light on the subject of men and pornography that I had not considered prior to reading the book. As Brown is a self-described shame researcher, I could have anticipated this, but I didn't. Slammed me upside the head like a two-by-four. It is interesting to step outside of the "porn is an industry that harms women!" protest to remember that shame effects men as well.
2. I enjoyed the section on disengagement as well. Brown notes the connection between shame and disengaging: politically, religiously, and in relationships. This made me think about how our media has latched on to Pope Francis. In a world where so many feel unconnected to leaders, our wonderful Pope Francis is renewing that connection. People outside the church see him as a leader and can identify with him.
3. Brown also write about parenting and leadership in a corporate/work setting. As much as I did not think I was going to ever read a parenting book, I read a parenting book. I also picked up a few tricks!
You can find Brown's manifestos on her site. If you are like me and have to fight for reading time, it might be easier to peruse her site, and catch snippets that way.
I started reading Pope Awesome last night. I can't put it down! As a cradle Catholic, conversion stories suck me in. I love to hear about how people find the Catholic Church.
In an effort to remember to read more with the kids, we moved some of the books downstairs. The BabyLit books are clear favorites. My daughter insists on reading Anna Karenina every day.
There you have it: what we are reading. Check out more over at: