Thursday, July 28, 2011

Review: Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas & Found Happiness by Dominique Browning

  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Atlas (May 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934633313
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934633311

Product Description


From the beloved author Dominique Browning, a humorous and moving book about losing a job and winning a life.

In November 2007, former editor in chief of House & Garden magazine Dominique Browning experienced what thousands have since experienced. She lost her job. Overnight, her driven, purpose-filled days vanished. With her children leaving home and a long relationship ending, the structure of her days disappeared. She fell into a panic of loss but found humor despite everything, discovering a deeper joy than any she had ever known. It was a life she had not sought, but one that offered pleasures and surprises she didn’t know she lacked.

Slow Love is about wearing your pajamas to the farmers’ market, packing up a beloved home and moving to a more rural setting, making time to play the piano and go kayaking, reinventing yourself, and not cutting corners when it comes to love, muffins, or gardening. This elegant, graceful—and yet funny—book inspires us to dance in the kitchen and seize new directions. 

About the Author


For over a decade, Dominique Browning was the editor in chief of House & Garden. She is the author of Around the House and in the Garden and lives in New York City and Rhode Island.

My Review

I discovered Slow Love shortly after I was laid off from my corporate job after eleven years due to my position being eliminated in corporate downsizing.  It took about six months to really adjust and I can easily relate to the subtitle of this book:  How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas & Found Happiness.  Don't you just love that line.  As soon as I read it, I is me!!! 

Ms. Browning, a former editor in chief of the very prestigious House and Garden magazine, discusses how her job defined who she was and how she went about redefining herself.  It is a self help book for those of us placed in a similar situation as much as it is a memoir of Dominique's very interesting life.  She changed her lifestyle, her domicile and her main relationship.  She developed a new way of looking at life.  I am so inspired by her after reading this book.

Dominique has a website, a blog and is on Facebook.

Dominique's Website

Slow Love Life Blog

Slow Love is out in hard cover now but will be out in paperback on August 31!

Highly recommend this wonderful, insightful and inspiring book!

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