Swimming Lessons : Life Lessons from the Pool, from Diving in to Treading Water
- Paperback | 195 pages
- 137.16 x 185.42 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
- 05 Apr 2004
- Mariner Books
- United States
- Illustrations, black and white
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Floating, treading water, or swimming with all your might: these are simple yet eloquent metaphors for stages we all face in life. It can be more dangerous to dive into shallow water-to simply settle for easy and comfortable choices-than to plunge into the depths of the unknown. And sometimes, in life as in swimming, you cannot breathe when you want to, you simply have to take a breath when you can.
In Swimming Lessons, Penelope Niven shares these and other remarkable insights, illustrated with intimate stories, as well as charming and hilarious anecdotes. Beautifully written, filled with heartfelt lessons shared with a keen dose of humor and Southern charm, this is a book for anyone facing a life change or simply looking for a bit of inspiration.
Back cover copy
It is a book about learning to live.
"Niven writes with a clear, lyrical voice."--THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"Wonderfully written ... Graceful, elegant, and satisfying."--THE WASHINGTON POST
About Penelope Niven