No one really knows what goes on in the AMAZON universe. But here we are on a BEST SELLER list!
And for however long that lasts – Amazon updates the list hourly – it’s terrific.
“This is an incredibly moving, revealing and profound collection of stories inspired by a series of ‘salon’ events for women. They are a raw insight into women’s lives – their secrets, hopes and disappointments; their loves and their losses. I couldn’t put it down.”
Sometimes when we tell our stories we travel down the same well-worn tracks. The questions in The Sunday Story Club are carefully crafted to sidestep the prepared narratives you use to explain your life experiences to yourself and others. In this way, you learn about your self.
We wrote The Sunday Story Club to share some real-life stories and also encourage others to run their own story salons so that they too could experience their magic.
It has begun.
Thanks, Ashlee & Cristina for the feedback on running your first salon. It sounded fabulous.
My co-author, Doris Brett, and I launched The Sunday Story Club at Readings Book Store in Hawthorn, Melbourne, recently. The launch was so successful we almost developed hand cramps from signing books.
Doris’s talk addresses the importance of face-to-face communication, explains why telling our stories out loud can help us understand ourselves and shows how having deeper conversations can lead to insight into our life experiences and, ultimately, to wisdom.
Thousands of books are published each month so getting your book reviewed at all is worthy of popping the champagne cork.
I read the review holding my breath. Then I had to read it again because I was too terrified for the words to register.
Hallelujah! The short review (below) by Fiona Capp was terrific. I could breathe again.
In Foster’s 1909 novella, The Machine Stops, people communicate via glowing screens but live lonely, isolated lives. His dystopian world has become our reality. We wrote The Sunday Story Club as an antidote to screens.
When we, Doris and Kerry, ran our first salon, 12 women who had not met before sat in Doris’s lounge room looking at one another. We wondered if strangers would talk. Well, they do with the right questions. Not only strangers but also long term friends have been amazed to hear stories told by someone so close to them that they have never heard before.
We wanted to share the astounding experience of the salon so we wrote THE SUNDAY STORY CLUB so others can discover this magic running their own salon.
My co-author Doris Brett & I were overwhelmed with the enthusiasm for our book THE SUNDAY STORY CLUB (PanMac), @The Happiness Conference in Sydney on Mon. There seems to be a hunger out there for open and honest conversations. This is one theme of the book, which we wrote as an antidote to all those FAKE online personas. (Yes! Irony alert! I’m online here.)
Not only do we share stories from our salon, we also show you how to run your own salon so you can benefit from deeper connections with others.