Nowhere for Very Long: The Unexpected Road to an Unconventional Life
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To Briana’s supporters, consider reading this. I was a big Briana fan and I spouted the exact same messages I see people commenting here, until one day I looked a little deeper and found things didn’t add up. The things I mention here are found in her posts and stories over the years, I am not mentioning any information I did not see myself. Never discredit the hard work of another regardless if you like them or not. In a day and age where bullying is so prevalent on the internet, I often wonder how the below would reviewers cope if the same happened to them and with their hard work.
Nowhere for Very Long: The Unexpected Road to an
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. —JOSEPH CAMPBELL” But I suppose that’s what they say about parents. They usually want their children to go out and become all the things they never thought to be, do all the things they didn’t think they could.” It’s a profitable business, the business of fear. For every terrifying scenario, there is a strategically placed antidote for sale alongside it.”While this book isn't perfect, it is beautiful. Brianna Madia's voice is unique and insightful. She has a wonderful way of describing emotions and scenery, which is what initially drew me to her writing. I can't wait to see where she takes us next. Nowhere for Very Long is about getting lost and finding yourself along the way. It’s about wearing the go-go boots, swimming naked, and getting a third (or fourth) dog. It’s about falling in love and growing apart. It’s about trauma and fear and guilt and shame. It’s about letting go and living. It’s about healing your inner child. It’s about hope.
Nowhere for Very Long by Brianna Madia | Booklist Queen Nowhere for Very Long by Brianna Madia | Booklist Queen
The book hasn't be released yet, and the description is very deceitful for a social media influencer to be described as someone running away from capitalism.Even as I stood there in the middle of the road beside that giant orange mess of metal, it all seemed so peaceful. There had been no dramatic explosion, no horrible screeching car accident, no burst of fire consuming her whole. Bertha just rolled silently to a stop one day on a completely nondescript dirt road that sliced through a sagebush field, and it was over.
NOWHERE FOR VERY LONG | Kirkus Reviews
Brianna knew her road would be the one less traveled from an early age. Rejecting the competitive and capitalistic path set out before her, she chose to seek a truer version of happiness, a road scary, uncertain, and entirely her own. But pursing a life of intention isn't always what it seems. In fact, at times it was downright boring, exhausting, lonely, and even desperate----when the van overheated and she was forced to pull over on a lonely stretch of Wyoming highway; when the weather was bitterly cold and the water jugs froze beneath her we she slept in the parking lot of her office; when she faced tough choices, hard truths, and inevitable regrets; when she worried about money, her marriage, and the looming question mark of her future. But this life was a life of her choosing and that made all the difference. Madia is an excellent writer. You can’t ask more from a writer than to be as funny and honest as she is about her personal life, to be able to take a bad experience and laugh at herself in retrospect, to be truthful about not knowing what the hell she was—and is—doing half the time. But she did it anyway, trying and failing, and then trying again anyway. Her bravery shines through each pitfall.However, pursuing a life of intention isn’t always what it seems. In fact, at times it was downright boring, exhausting, and even desperate - when Bertha overheated and she was forced to pull over on a lonely stretch of South Dakota highway; when the weather was bitterly cold and her water jugs froze beneath her as she slept in the parking lot of her office; when she worried about money, her marriage, and the looming question mark of her future. But Brianna was committed to living a life true to herself, come what may, and that made all the difference.