Friday, September 28, 2007

Pg. 69: "The Devil, The Lovers & Me"

The latest feature at the Page 69 Test: Kimberlee Auerbach's The Devil, The Lovers & Me: My Life in Tarot.

About the book, from the author's website:
An irresistible memoir for anyone who's ever wondered what's coming next...

Kimberlee Auerbach has tried everything. She's been in therapy. She's seen a Reiki Master. She's even given hypnosis a try. Nobody can give her what she wants... to know her future is going to be bright, that everything will be okay. So she makes an appointment with Iris Goldblatt, "tarot card reader and mirror of the soul." Instead of predicting the future, each card sparks a memory: like the time Kimberlee tried to be wild, and caught crabs from an Argentine painter; or the night her father "proposed" at Morton's Steakhouse (presenting her with an engagement ring for her boyfriend to use); or the moment Kimberlee found the strength to kick out her freeloading ex. In a Wizard of Oz-like twist of fate, Kimberlee realizes she had the answers all along-that's it's not about looking to the future, it's about trusting yourself along the way.

Exuberantly alive and refreshingly candid, The Devil, The Lovers & Me, will take you on a journey down one woman's path, only to reflect yours back. You, too, will see yourself in the cards ... The Devil, The Lovers, even the Fool.
Among the early praise for the book:
"Kimberlee Auerbach made me laugh, love, and leap into the future, open-armed, right along with her. if she's got a handful of cards, she knows how to deal them! Bravo!"
—Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Year of Yes

"So fresh and original you don’t want it to end. An enchanting debut."
—Naomi Wolf, bestselling author of The Beauty Myth

"Frank, funny, and fiercely insightful."
—Susan Shapiro author of Lighting Up and Five Men Who Broke My Heart
"Warning: there will be times when you will be laughing so hard that you won't realize that you are also crying.... A shining example of what it means to be humorously flawed and gloriously alive."
—Courtney Martin, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters
Learn more about the book and its author at the The Devil, The Lovers & Me website, Kimberlee Auerbach's MySpace page, and the Crucial Minutiae blog.

The Page 69 Test: The Devil, The Lovers & Me.

--Marshal Zeringue