Program Type:Author Talks
The Book of Normanisms, is a mix of quotations with illustrations to give a reading experience that words on their own cannot provide.
The author’s aim with this volume is to set before the reader a collection of “adages and pictorial visions to provide a fresh perspective on daily living.” Each one sits below an illustration that supports the sentiment or idea expressed. Recurring themes in the book include the idea that our thoughts shape our attitudes, therefore we need to ensure that we think positively about ourselves and others. This ties in with the author’s view that our perspective, or more specifically, how we view our life and our situation, very much determines whether we are happy or dissatisfied. The emphasis is placed on mindfulness and self-reflection. The same applies to references about the importance of collaborating with others and making the pie bigger rather than just looking for your own slice.
Readers who enjoy books on mindfulness and self-reflection will find this a useful addition to their library.