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Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Franciscan priest and spirituality author Rohr Everything Belongs again brings his energy to the reclamation of the Christian mystical tradition. He has a lot of scripture on his side, with many citations from the gospels and epistles. He also offers a distinctive definition of prayer as a nondualistic way of seeing the moment.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Frances Borzello has specialized in the social history of art since obtaining her doctorate at the University of London. She lives in England. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest ates through seller support? Nudes that deliberately behave provocatively and pose awkward questions: how artists portray the body in contemporary art The representation of the nude in art remained for many centuries a victory of fiction over fact.
Beautiful, handsome, flawless, its great success was to distance the unclothed body from any uncomfortably explicit taint of sexuality, eroticism, or imperfection. Subsequent chapters take a thematic approach, exploring the nude in painting, portraiture, sculpture, performance, and body art; in the work of female artists; and in extreme and graphic expressions that intentionally push the boundaries of both art and our comfort zone.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase. Format: Hardcover. My husband got this off my Amazon wish list for my birthday. Usually I won't review non-AVP items, but since it was so different from my expectations even with the three reviews already posted I decided to write one anyway.
The works featured in this book span the history of art, from the 27, year old Venus of Willendorf, to a second century Roman statue, to a 16th Century Italian painting, and through a variety of well known 19th century and early 20th century paintings and sculptures. Unlike the lovely image on the cover, which is a contemporary painting of ideal beauty, this book seems to focus more on images that shock or are meant to convey an abstract message about finding beauty where others cannot see it.
If you enjoy nude artwork depicting people who are morbidly obese, elderly or dead; if you like nude art depicting attractive people covered in dead chicken parts, blood or urine- this may be exactly the kind of book you've been searching for.
To me, it seemed a bit too much like the Emperor's New Clothes There were a few paintings and a sculpture of nude adolescents that made me feel uncomfortable. Normally a nude child in a painting is as innocuous as a picture of a dog- sexuality doesn't even cross my mind.
These were kind of creepy. One even said in the caption that it "forbids escape from the beauty and sexuality of little girls. I don't believe there's anything in this book that could get you arrested for having a picture of, but some of it might make you feel very uncomfortable. The picture quality of the book was pretty good. The images were crisp and clear, except for when they weren't supposed to be for artistic effect.
The writing was good- descriptive, informative and chock full of artistic interpretation of the images conveyed. It's a quality book What I enjoyed most about this book was asking my husband to come and have a look at a picture, and My husband's favorite? The picture of an old mattress with a cucumber and oranges next to a couple of melons and a bucket.
Maybe we're just too immature to appreciate art. Each piece of art is identified and the text further explains the purpose and significance as there is a range in the times the artwork was created. Some would be considered for private view only. Sure, they are told with a whimsical air, but I couldn't help but pick up on the self hatred and run with it.
Maybe it's where I feel in my own life, but at the end of each story I reflected on his assessments and had to stop myself from breaking down. In 'Naked' someone asks him the question 'What if everybody in the world were allowed one wish, but in order to get it, it meant they'd bave to crawl around on their hands and knees for the rest of their life? Mabe if I were to wish for happiness, I wouldn't mind crawling - but what kind of a person would I be if I were naturally happy?
I've seen people like that on inspirational television shows and they scare me. Why did I have to think about this in the first place? I enjoyed his stories and I will most likely read more but I'll have to up my anti-depressant dosage first.
View all 21 comments. Apr 29, Jason Koivu rated it really liked it Shelves: biographyhumor.
Those of us in the front row received the full facial and were covered David the Elf's funk. I've still got Sedaris stank all over me and I'm loving it! While Holiday took a step back from unadulterated intimacy, Naked and Barrel Fever begins the unveiling of David Sedaris' inner, most personal life.
It has all the markings of an early work, feeling like a skeletal version of Me Talk Pretty Sedaris does not delve so deeply, mining the depths of his own existence to locate the funny bone, as he does in later works. His comedic flair has not yet fully caught fire.
Even so, Naked presents some of the author's important first steps. Some are funny. Some are endearing. Some are tentative.
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Some are not pretty. All can be enjoyed by fans for what they are, a good beginning. If I could, I would rate this 3. I'm feeling generous, so I've clicked the "4 stars" option. If you're a newcomer, you might want to start with Dress Your Family Apr 24, Jessaka rated it did not like it Shelves: humor. Get in this house right now David and put on your clothes, and if you say anything else that is foul mouthed out there on the streets or even in my house, I will wash your moth out with soap.
And I can tell you right now, you wont like it. Dont we have enough vulgarity in our society today with everyone thinking it is okay to no longer be political correct? You think it is funny? Red Skelton once said that he saw so reason to use vulgar language in order to be funny. Never was. And who have you been hanging out with in order to be able to make fun of foul mouthed, low life people?
And furthermore, what kind of business would allow your mouth in the room, some seeding cocktail lounge in the dangerous section of a city? Geesh, I had to even turn off Trevor Noah for his nasty hand gestures, but then latter one she quit them. Someone must have told him that the hand gestures were not funny, so I watch him now.
And if you want to be famous like Trevor Noah, be on a late night talk show, you had better clean up your mouth. Yes, put on some cothes. They go a long way to covering up flaws. View all 3 comments. This is my second David Sedaris book and both were the audio versions.
I really liked Calypsowhich is his most recent. I wish this was longer! It was the unabridged version, which was only 3 CDs! This author has a way of making tragedy and sad events humorous. Stories here include his earlier school years with OCD and his parents and teachers blowing it off. Thankfully, mental disorders are treated much better these days.
But he would lick light switches, count the steps walking home, and make high-pitched voices. His actions were viewed back then as being quirky and something he would outgrow. The grossest thing by far in this was the part where view spoiler [someone was wiping poop on the family's towels!
WTH lol Was it him? It is never specifically stated, I don't think? He also spends some time at a nudist colony.
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I enjoyed this! I definitely recommend the audio versions. He reads his stories so damn well. Sep 04, Dana rated it it was amazing Shelves: memoircomedyclever-charactersup-all-nightthe-price-is-rightbuy Quality writing as I have come to expect from David Sedaris. Love his wit and dark humour. Can't wait to read another. I have started the habit of reading snippets of David Sedaris books in between book slumps and it has really helped!
Great boredom breaker. Jul 03, Tom rated it liked it. Maybe part of my problem with the book is that I first read the back cover, which told me two things that I didn't find to be true: 1. This book is side-splittingly hilarious 2. It turns the "mania for memoir on its proverbial ear. First, my sides are completely unsplit. I laughed a few times, found some things whimsical, and did find a few lines to be very funny.
But a lot of the jokes Maybe part of my problem with the book is that I first read the back cover, which told me two things that I didn't find to be true: 1.
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But a lot of the jokes fell flat to me and sounded like watered-down Rick Reilly goofiness, and I don't get into Rick Reilly so much. It's pretty obvious even without the hype that one of the book's main goals is to make the reader laugh, but I guess I found the humor limited.
There's a lot of one-note humor maybe a little too smirky sometimes? Second, I don't see how this turns anything on its ear. I mean, the actual details of the plot are different from some memoir, but it covers some pretty well-traveled ground homosexual awakening at summer camp, dealing with mom's cancer, etc.
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And that's fine too. But I felt like a there's an unfulfilled promise which probably isn't Sedaris' fault, but still and b he could have wrung more out of the material than he did.
All that said, I liked the book. It's just that there's not a lot of stuff here I think I'm going to remember for very long. I read it, I enjoyed it, and now it's done. Mar 25, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: genre-memoir-biographygenre-comedyaward-variouslgbtqfamousz-david-sedarisbage-mature This was a good chuckle.
The beginning with his neuroses was not all that funny, but then once he starts talking about his family - cracks me up. David took a trip to Greece with some good material. But the best part of the story is the nudist colony he goes too. I lost my mind laughing. That tickled me. I do enjoy reading David and I need to read more of his books. He is such a joy to see how he sees the world.
The world through his eyes is so interesting and he never seems to run out of This was a good chuckle. The world through his eyes is so interesting and he never seems to run out of material. Feb 24, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: psychadellic-memoriesneed-to-review.
Let's start off with the cover. In hardback the shorts are adjustable, and if you pull them up over the title you will see an x-ray of legs.
I assume, since Mr. Sedaris is so willing to sacrifice himself at the altar of humor, that those thin white bones are his own. Visiting a nudist trailer park in the name of research, really, the man is so selfless. Licking light switches, wiping his face on towels soiled with excrement Why this is funny I Let's start off with the cover. Why this is funny I can't explain. But it is. The wrongness is just so right.
One story in the collection stands out to me because it has more than self-deprecating humor. It is the story that chronicles his sister's wedding and his mother's slow decline into death.
I suspect many readers of Sedaris are bigger fans of his mother than he is, and I cannot deny that I am a part of that crowd. The drinks, the caustic retorts, the ability to laugh at your child who can't walk into a room without caressing lampshades, the humane hospitality of welcoming a whore into your living room with Christmas cheer- the woman was the sinner's saint.
Although some might argue with me, I can and will now provide proof that the woman didn't do so bad. Yes, I am biased.
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Because of the late Ms. Sedaris, I can now with full confidence tell my children when they complain, "Just think of the material I'm giving you for your memoirs! View all 6 comments. Aug 11, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: modern. I can't get enough of this guy; his books are what I would imagine crack would be like, had I ever tried crack.
Which I haven't. Seriously - I just sit and read and laugh, read and laugh. He's just so damned candid about things.
For example, the story of how he was sent to Greece for Greek-American summer camp as a teenager: "If my sister was anxious about our trip, she certainly didn't show it. Prying my fingers off her wrist, she crossed the room and introduced herself to a girl who stood I can't get enough of this guy; his books are what I would imagine crack would be like, had I ever tried crack. Prying my fingers off her wrist, she crossed the room and introduced herself to a girl who stood picking salvageable butts out of the standing ashtray.
This was a tough-looking Queens native named Stefani Heartattackus or Testicockules. I recall only that her last name had granted her a lifelong supply of resentment. I was used to having a semiprivate bathroom and could not bring myself to occupy one of the men's room stalls, fearful that someone might recognize my shoes or, even worse, not see my shoes at all and walk in on me.
Sitting down three times a day for a heavy Greek meal became an exercise akin to packing a musket. Jul 29, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. I started reading this book at a particularly pathetic stage in my life. I'd just left grad school and was sharing a room in my parents' house with one of my sisters. One night, she started yelling at me because for several consecutive nights I'd stayed up late reading, giggling out loud in my bed.
Luckily, I started reading this book at a particularly pathetic stage in my life. Luckily, when I was finished and she read the book, she was a little more understanding. May 20, Rae rated it it was amazing Shelves: favoritesbooks-i-own.
Ya know, I bet people get tired of hearing me rave about David Sedaris and his works. But I wouldn't rave if I didn't feel like it was absolutely deserved. When I finally put my plan of strapping my boyfriend to a chair, taping his eyelids open and forcing him to read one of his books into action, this will be that book.
I was a smart-ass, born and raised. This had been my curse and would continue to be so. I first read this in print 10 years ago or so.
This was freaking delightful on audio! Sedaris narrates and his sister Amy pops in for the female speaking parts. Together, they are absolutely hilarious.
I think I could listen to him tell personal stories all day long. I can't wait to continue rereading all of his books in this format. I really can't believe how many things Sedaris has been through and everything that happens in his life.
This Naked Mind book is a way to change your perspective, to empower yourself and find freedom. What readers are saying: "As a fellow "Naked" traveler on this path and as a Chemical Dependency treatment facility owner and a Clinical Director, I STRONGLY recommend that you purchase this book. Dec 28, Internationally recognized for his teaching on incarnational mysticism, non-dual consciousness and contemplation, Fr. Richard is the author of Everything Belongs, Adam's Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water Falling Upward, and the upcoming Immortal Diamond (due out December ). The CAC will soon be home to The Rohr Institute/5. Mar 01, Naked, published in , is a collection of essays by American humorist David Sedaris. The book details Sedaris life, from his unusual upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, to his booze-and-drug-ridden college years, to his Kerouacian wandering as a young adult/5.
I love learning more about him in all these books I have been listening to, plus Amy's impressions in this one are solid gold and something you don't want to miss! Unfortunately, I realized I listened to an abridged version so I'm not sure how much I missed, but hopefully not too much.
This is the fourth book by Sedaris I have listened to in just a few short weeks, and since I am jumping out of order I'm not learning about his life in a linear fashion but that's ok. Naked might be my favorite of his yet, and I highly recommend the audio! Plus it comes in at just over 3 hours so it's such a quick listen. SO go out and get Naked and see how much you like it! If I read The Da Vinci Code for all those people who prefaced their enjoyment of the book with "I don't read much," I finally read my first Sedaris book for all my smartass indie literary-type friends who stared aghast at me every time for the last five years I said I'd never read him.
I'll bet you like the Stones better than the Beatles too, dont you?
But he's cool, too. The first essay, Chipped Beef, did precious little to alleviate my skepticism - I guess it was a clever introduction to his family and his relationship to it, but it came off to me as a bit too snide and abstract, a deadly combination that Eggers is prone to as well.
A Plague of Tics hooked me though, and the next 9 essays were all gut-busters, alternating between hilarious bombast and genuine empathy for his decrepit grandma, cocktail-swilling mother, multitudinous sisters, not-with-it father, and inept teachers. True Detective might have been my favorite of that set, leading the reader on a clue-sniffing hunting for the brazen perpetrator who repeated wiped his or her ass with the hand towels in the family bathroom.
The longer essays that make up the second part of the book are where Sedaris really flexes his chops, though. Planet of the Apes and C. I read Something for Everyone in a public place, and a handful of people stopped me to ask what I was reading that could make me embarrass myself laughing so much.
Ashes is the closest Sedaris comes to outright sincerity, but he manages to inject even an account of his mother's cancerous exit with quite a few chortles and guffaws. And he closes the volume with Naked, a pleasant denouement chronicling his one trip to a nudist colony with one of the funniest moments of the book, when he arrives to a bunch of naked old men watching the weather and blaming him for bringing a cold front.
There is surely more of Sedaris to come in this boy's life. I would venture to say, without trying to explain, that he writes like I want to.
Feb 02, Richard rated it it was ok. Sometimes I finish a book that feels good despite some of the uncomfortable things I found among the pages. Naked is the opposite, for despite the humor and insight I wanted to rub many of the passages out of my memory. I can't, and I cannot recommend the book. It was an exercise of wading through too much waste for too little worth.
David Sedaris has a voice that is real, blemished and unapologetic. Unless you don't mind swearing, sexual content, meanness and filth, on which the book relies too much, avoid reading it. Oct 17, Kelli rated it really liked it Shelves: audio. The section about his father warning him that basically everything for example, wood shop or mowing the lawn was a major accident waiting to happen Im not sure Ive ever laughed so hard.
Sep 04, Kevin rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction. This wonderfully amusing book took me by surprise.
Each chapter is a short memoir of David Sedaris' childhood, filled with some unusual adventures, from hitch hiking with a paraplegic to having servants wax your change. Sedaris writes in a very humorous tone, basically turning some of his misfortunes into the readers entertainment. Come to think of it, it really wasn't the stories that made the book enjoyable. It was how Sedaris wrote them. A very unique, consistent style throughout the book, This wonderfully amusing book took me by surprise.
A very unique, consistent style throughout the book, loaded with wit and humor. Although Sedaris has a way with sarcasm and making fun of his family, there are also messages to be had underneath each of the short essays. He doesn't make them glaringly obvious or the major focus for the book, but one can tell that they are there on purpose. He reveals much to the reader in the literal interpretations of the essays in the book, but also in the subtext.
Which is why I understand the title of the book and what it stands for. Mar 02, Miranda Reads rated it it was ok Shelves: audiobook. It's always fun when the author reads their own book. Makes it feel so much more real. Nov 04, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: funny-stuffs-funny, it-s-kinda-true. Sometimes I forget that David Sedaris isn't funny in the way you might think. But he's pathetically, sadly, humanly funny and that makes him better than you might think.