Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir

Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir

Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home begins at the grave of Katagiri Roshi, Natalie?s Zen teacher, in Japan. Twenty years after Katagiri?s death and Natalie?s return to New Mexico, she is permanently settled in Santa Fe with her partner, Yukwan. Except that, as Buddhism teaches us, nothing is permanent. Natalie learns that she has CLL, a potentially fatal form of blood Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home begins at the grave of Katagiri Roshi, Natalie?s Zen teacher, in Japan. ...

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Title:Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir
Author:Natalie Goldberg
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Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home: A Memoir Reviews

  • Paula
    Aug 10, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

  • Ann
    Jul 29, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

    One of the best tackling of the mental strain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. ...

  • Paula
    Aug 03, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

  • Leslie
    Jul 25, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

    One of the best tackling of the mental strain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. ...

    This is as close to truth as one can get when telling about the big cancer machine. Her descriptions of relationships, Buddhism and prayer are beautiful and descriptive. ...

    Wonderful writing and story. Sad situations. Ms Goldbergs s books are always so interesting and we'll written! Love them and reread them. ...

    Really liked this book. I have read her writing books for years and when this recently popped up on an ad in Lion's Roar Magazine I went straight out to pick it up. Stellar writing. ...

    Heartfelt memoir about enduring and surviving cancer while your partner is also undergoing a similar though separate cancer experience. ...

    A short and lovely read of Goldberg?s experience with cancer and facing her own mortality. As always, the writing is right on the mark. ...

  • Jen
    Jul 27, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

    One of the best tackling of the mental strain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. ...

    This is as close to truth as one can get when telling about the big cancer machine. Her descriptions of relationships, Buddhism and prayer are beautiful and descriptive. ...

    Wonderful writing and story. Sad situations. Ms Goldbergs s books are always so interesting and we'll written! Love them and reread them. ...

    Really liked this book. I have read her writing books for years and when this recently popped up on an ad in Lion's Roar Magazine I went straight out to pick it up. Stellar writing. ...

  • Sunflower
    Jun 20, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

  • Angela
    Jun 17, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

    One of the best tackling of the mental strain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. ...

    This is as close to truth as one can get when telling about the big cancer machine. Her descriptions of relationships, Buddhism and prayer are beautiful and descriptive. ...

    Wonderful writing and story. Sad situations. Ms Goldbergs s books are always so interesting and we'll written! Love them and reread them. ...

    Really liked this book. I have read her writing books for years and when this recently popped up on an ad in Lion's Roar Magazine I went straight out to pick it up. Stellar writing. ...

    Heartfelt memoir about enduring and surviving cancer while your partner is also undergoing a similar though separate cancer experience. ...

  • Barbara
    Jul 21, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

  • Jennifer Louden
    Jun 10, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

  • Sabena
    Jul 30, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

    One of the best tackling of the mental strain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. ...

    This is as close to truth as one can get when telling about the big cancer machine. Her descriptions of relationships, Buddhism and prayer are beautiful and descriptive. ...

    Wonderful writing and story. Sad situations. Ms Goldbergs s books are always so interesting and we'll written! Love them and reread them. ...

    Really liked this book. I have read her writing books for years and when this recently popped up on an ad in Lion's Roar Magazine I went straight out to pick it up. Stellar writing. ...

    Heartfelt memoir about enduring and surviving cancer while your partner is also undergoing a similar though separate cancer experience. ...

    A short and lovely read of Goldberg?s experience with cancer and facing her own mortality. As always, the writing is right on the mark. ...

    This memoir by one of the most well-known, well-published writing teachers in the US is an intimate portrait of the author's journey from cancer diagnosis at age sixty-six through treatment and through her return to health. Along the way, she shares some surprising details about her re...

  • John Thorndike
    Jun 09, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

  • Jillian Doherty
    Nov 15, 2017

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

  • Jackie
    Jun 15, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

  • Shahd Mt.
    Jun 28, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

  • Robin
    Jul 12, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

  • Q
    Aug 05, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

  • pam wren
    Jul 25, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

    One of the best tackling of the mental strain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. ...

    This is as close to truth as one can get when telling about the big cancer machine. Her descriptions of relationships, Buddhism and prayer are beautiful and descriptive. ...

  • Jacqueline
    Jul 14, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

  • Sheila
    Jul 31, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

  • Robin Morse
    Jul 15, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

  • Arja Salafranca
    Mar 06, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

    One of the best tackling of the mental strain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. ...

    This is as close to truth as one can get when telling about the big cancer machine. Her descriptions of relationships, Buddhism and prayer are beautiful and descriptive. ...

    Wonderful writing and story. Sad situations. Ms Goldbergs s books are always so interesting and we'll written! Love them and reread them. ...

    Really liked this book. I have read her writing books for years and when this recently popped up on an ad in Lion's Roar Magazine I went straight out to pick it up. Stellar writing. ...

    Heartfelt memoir about enduring and surviving cancer while your partner is also undergoing a similar though separate cancer experience. ...

    A short and lovely read of Goldberg?s experience with cancer and facing her own mortality. As always, the writing is right on the mark. ...

    This memoir by one of the most well-known, well-published writing teachers in the US is an intimate portrait of the author's journey from cancer diagnosis at age sixty-six through treatment and through her return to health. Along the way, she shares some surprising details about her re...

    Natalie Goldberg is known for her powerful way of teaching writing ? and a number of books that challenge writers and would-be writers to use words and the craft in all sorts of interesting, original ways. But in Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home, Goldberg explores her pat...

  • Sunil
    Jul 31, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

  • Allyson
    May 11, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

  • Michelle Boone
    Jun 08, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

  • Rowe
    Jul 04, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

  • Susan Levin
    Jul 04, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

  • Space Station
    Aug 05, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

    One of the best tackling of the mental strain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. ...

    This is as close to truth as one can get when telling about the big cancer machine. Her descriptions of relationships, Buddhism and prayer are beautiful and descriptive. ...

    Wonderful writing and story. Sad situations. Ms Goldbergs s books are always so interesting and we'll written! Love them and reread them. ...

    Really liked this book. I have read her writing books for years and when this recently popped up on an ad in Lion's Roar Magazine I went straight out to pick it up. Stellar writing. ...

    Heartfelt memoir about enduring and surviving cancer while your partner is also undergoing a similar though separate cancer experience. ...

    A short and lovely read of Goldberg?s experience with cancer and facing her own mortality. As always, the writing is right on the mark. ...

    This memoir by one of the most well-known, well-published writing teachers in the US is an intimate portrait of the author's journey from cancer diagnosis at age sixty-six through treatment and through her return to health. Along the way, she shares some surprising details about her re...

    Natalie Goldberg is known for her powerful way of teaching writing ? and a number of books that challenge writers and would-be writers to use words and the craft in all sorts of interesting, original ways. But in Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home, Goldberg explores her pat...

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  • Jo Heckel
    Aug 06, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...

    I?ve read Natalie Goldberg since I was 14 when I made a concious decision to be a writer. I?ve reread her craft books so many times. Reading this was so emotional for me. Natalie Goldberg was always larger than life. Immortal. To flip through pages and find her so vulnerable hit m...

    I've read numerous books by Natalie and always enjoy them. She has a beautiful writing style. Her work always keeps me interested and looking forward to the next page and chapter. When I ordered this book I had no idea what it was about. I just saw she had a new book out and new I like...

    Natalie Goldbergs memoir of her cancer journey as it is informed by her years of Zen study and practice. Anyone who has survived cancer will understand the truth of this ?Cancer pushed me beyond any boundary I had known. It threw me right into the pool of fear, stripped me down to an...

    Great title. Each person's experience of their illness is different and this one is quite different, heavily influenced by her Zen training. The outcome is positive, but I actually enjoyed reading about her partner's story more than hers. And a few days later most of the book has faded...

    I?m sorry to say that this Natalie Goldberg book did not fill me with her usual inspirational writing. Yes, this was her own personal cancer report; however, I kept thinking of all those readers who don?t have such medical connections and ?friends in high places? for hope durin...

    Oh, Natalie, I love your writing. Thank you for sharing your cancer journey and letting us know how you really feel and how you really are: human. I was in that class in France that you were supposed to lead. ...

    I love the way Natalie writes and this book is no exception. I adored the story about her girlfriend. However, her story as a whole didn't rise to the level of the universal for me. Still happy to read it and so glad she is cancer free. ...

    Beautifully written memoir. A glimpse into the mind of a woman dealing with cancer and questioning life and death. ...

    another great memoir from Natalie, my mentor. ...

    Poignant, I suppose, but not particularly insightful. The best part is the middle section where she tells the story of her girlfriend's life. ...

    One of the best tackling of the mental strain of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. ...

    This is as close to truth as one can get when telling about the big cancer machine. Her descriptions of relationships, Buddhism and prayer are beautiful and descriptive. ...

    Wonderful writing and story. Sad situations. Ms Goldbergs s books are always so interesting and we'll written! Love them and reread them. ...

  • Frank Ostaseski
    Jul 14, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

  • Sawnie Morris
    Jul 23, 2018

    Goldberg is a master writer and teacher. She touts "watching the way the writer's mind works" as the "way in" to any book a reader encounters. Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home gives readers a beautiful incursion into Goldberg's mind: how she discovers that she has cancer, p...

    I took Natalie Goldberg's Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home with me (which her publisher kindly sent) on a long coastal walk along the bluffs and beaches near Sea Ranch this past weekend. Tried to savor it by reading small bits that I imagined I would digest slowly. But it was...

    I had to force myself not to read straight through this book in one sitting. It pulled me in from its first pages. Why? Because, in this book, Natalie Goldberg doesn?t hold anything back. In these pages, she looks death squarely in the face, suffers deeply, and never really gives up ...

    I have been a Natalie Goldberg fan for 30 years and have read everything she has written, starting with "Writing Down the Bones" which completely changed my [writing] life in the early 90's. And I have studied with her a few times too, and always enjoyed my time writing and doing walki...

    When I was growing up no one mentioned the word cancer. It was never spoken of at the dinner table and rarely named in newspapers as the cause of death. Clearly, there was something shameful about it. Now, as I grow to be a certain age?that is to say, old?people all around me are...

    This is my first Goldberg book, which has encouraged me to go back and read your previous works; her writing well illustrate her thoughtfully emotional journey is much more than a memoir. I loved the parallels of her Jewish upbringing compared to her Buddhist lifestyle. As well as her...

    Overwhelmed There's life in this book which talks of death in very page. In every word, sentence, inflection, tone, tenor there is this overarching need to find something beyond - a meaning, an epiphany, a purpose. To see that nothing goes waste. Natalie revisits the smells, tastes...

    If you like Natalie Goldberg, then I can recommend this book because you get more of her love letters to the West and her large group of contemporaries. Whoever wants to write will like this book because she briefly discusses writing and goes on, maybe too long, with allusions to other...

    I devoured this book in two days. I have breast cancer and am in the middle of cancer treatment. In fact, I started in the chemotherapy centre. So this book had a special relevance to me. However, I?ve been a huge fan of Natalie Goldberg since the early 90s. She always writes from he...

    From lNatalie?s book: Spirit is Life it flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea Gregory Corso ?What else to say. All in that Corso poem? N.G. ~ ?If this was true about destiny, cancer was my ally on that course. ...

    Finished reading Natalie Goldberg?s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home late last night. Who?d have ever thought a cancer memoir could be a page-turner? And one that brought me to tears, twice. This book is going to mean much to many. Aside from the story ? Natalie Goldberg?...