The Book of Delights



The Book of Delights Ross Gay s The Book of Delights is a genre defying book of essays some as short as a paragraph some as long as five pages that record the small joys that occurred in one year, from birthday to birthday, and that we often overlook in our busy lives His is a meditation on delight that takes a clear eyed view of the complexities, even the terrors, in his life, including living in America as a black man the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture the loss of those he loves Among Gay s funny, poetic, philosophical delights the way Botan Rice Candy wrappers melt in your mouth, the volunteer crossing guard with a pronounced tremor whom he imagines as a kind of boat woman escorting pedestrians across the River Styx, a friend s unabashed use of air quotes, pickup basketball games, the silent nod of acknowledgment between black people And than any other subject, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world his garden, the flowers in the sidewalk, the birds, the bees, the mushrooms, the trees.This is not a book of how to or inspiration, though it could be read that way Fans of Roxane Gay, Maggie Nelson, and Kiese Laymon will revel in Gay s voice, and his insightsThe Book of Delights is about our connection to the world, to each other, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed Gay s pieces serve as a powerful and necessary reminder that we can, and should, stake out a space in our lives for delight. New Read The Book of Delights [ author ] Ross Gay [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • The Book of Delights
  • Ross Gay
  • 23 March 2018
  • 1616207922

10 thoughts on “The Book of Delights

  1. Laurie Anderson says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Poet Ross Gay has written an exquisite collection of short essays He is a master of observations, opening many of the essays with close attention to the details in his world then taking the reader along with him on a stroll through time, tenderness, and joy Everybody in the whole world should buy and read this book It was the perfect book with which to end 2018 and approach 2019 with some steadfast hope.You should also check out his event calendar and go listen to him when he is within a seve Poet Ross Gay has written an exquisite collection of short essays He is a master of observations, opening many of the essays with close attention to the details in his world then taking the reader along with him on a stroll through time, tenderness, and joy Everybody in the whole world should buy and read this book It was the perfect book with which to...

  2. Billie says:

    I really needed this right now I am grateful to Ross Gay for embarking upon a project to record one delight every day for a year and then finding a way to share those delights with all of us Thank you, Mr Gay, for being a light The world needs you and people like you very much right now.February 3, 2019 So, I spent the last couple of days listening to the audiobook on my commute and, if possible, I might be ev...

  3. Gretchen Lida says:

    This is a book to teach us to look up and be rebellious enough to find beauty where we were told there was none It is filled with Tiny essays, perfect for a read a day or to read all at once.

  4. Jaime says:

    This was, for lack of a better word, delightful Or delight full, quite literally Gay s warm prose is compulsively readable, and his eye for detail brings you deep into the little things Sentences would bring me up short with th...

  5. Austin Araujo says:

    A million little and big hearts fluttering

  6. S. A. Hackett says:

    As a 1st time reader of Gay s work, I loved the simple and interesting real experiences he had that nerved him to write essays for a whole year This Book of Delights made me appreciate the little things and our journey as humans in a world where we re all trying to live one day, one step, a...

  7. Beck says:

    Having really liked Ross Gay s Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, I was very excited to read The Book of Delights I absolutely loved it Gay recorded daily delights for a year, and then collected them in this book of what he calls essayettes I would argue some could also be considered prose poems Gay has an incredible ability to see the absolute good in humanity, and he also stops and appreciates nature in all of its forms I expected a lot of nature pieces due to his poetry, but what I didn t Having really liked Ross Gay s Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, I was very excited to read The Book of Delights I absolutely loved it Gay recorded daily delights for a year, and then collected them in this book of what he calls essayettes I would argue some could also be considered prose ...

  8. Karin Schott says:

    This becomes the problem with a little book like this, you want to gobble it down Sorta like potato chips You promise yourself you ll only eat a handful Enjoy their flavor, perhaps think on the salt on your tongue and before you know it, you ve eaten the whole bag I loved this little book Each eassayette a meditation on delight in all the ways it enters our days if we only take the time to observe how it weaves into our days, our minds, and our senses I finished reading this book with sever This becomes the problem with a little book like this, you want to gobble it down Sorta like potato chips You promise yourself you ll only eat a handful Enjoy the...

  9. Caroline says:

    Who doesn t want to read a collection of essays title The Book of Delights I parceled out these wonderful observations so that they would last Reading one or two over my morning coffee were the perfect wa...

  10. Georgette says:

    An excellent reminder about how the small things in life are the things that bring the most delight.

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