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eBook Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith download ISBN: 0743246179
Author: Anita Diamant
Publisher: Scribner (October 4, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 240
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PITCHING MY TENT by Anita Diamant, author of THE RED TENT, is a collection of short and personal essays . The third section in PITCHING MY TENT gathers essays about friends and friendship. These are short yet sweet.

PITCHING MY TENT by Anita Diamant, author of THE RED TENT, is a collection of short and personal essays on family, friends and religion. Arranged by topic, the essays are, for the most part, light and enjoyable reading. Gathering many essays from her days as a columnist, PITCHING MY TENT reflects the things that are most important in the author's life, and they are things that will resonate with many readers. Diamant begins by exploring "Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage. Time Zones" is the fourth section and one of the most interesting topics of the book.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Now, Pitching My Tent collects the finest columns of a writer who is a reporter by training and a storyteller by heart, all revised and enriched with new material. Personal, inspiring, and often funny, Pitching My Tent displays the warmth, humor, and wisdom that Diamant's legions of fans have come to cherish. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

book by Anita Diamant. Before The Red Tent won her international literary acclaim, Anita Diamant was a columnist in Boston. ISBN13: 9780743246170. Pitching My Tent : On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith.

Anita Diamant (born June 27, 1951) is an American author of fiction and non-fiction books. Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith (2003). She has published five novels, the most recent of which is The Boston Girl, a New York Times best seller She has also written six guides to contemporary Jewish practice, including The New Jewish Wedding, Living a Jewish Life, and The New Jewish Baby Book, as well as a collection of personal essays, Pitching My Tent. 1 Early life and education.

Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith. Anita Diamant's knowledge, sensitivity, and clarity have made her one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life. From the bestselling author of The Red Tent and Good Harbor, a collection of intimate, autobiographical reflections on the milestones, revelations, and balancing acts of life as a wife, mother, friend, and member of a religious community. In Saying Kaddish, she shows how to make Judaism's time-honored rituals into personal, meaningful sources of comfort.

Items related to Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood . The Red Tent, her first novel, was named Book Sense Book of the Year

Items related to Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship,. Anita Diamant Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps Of Faith. ISBN 13: 9780786258543. The Red Tent, her first novel, was named Book Sense Book of the Year. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband. I wrote essays about friendship and fashion, about marriage and electoral politics, about abortion, lingerie, situation comedies, birth, death, God, country, and my dog. I covered the waterfront and the supermarket, my synagogue, the waiting room outside the intensive care unit, and my own kitchen table.

A collection of newspaper columns broken up by theme. I particularly loved her essay called Fireflies on marriage. Our time is coldly impatient of death’s toll. The fireflies of married love punctuate the dark with silent lights. Married love is in the details - The purloined plums, the casual kiss on the way out the door, the midday phone call just to say hi, the arm wrapped around your shoulders through a winter’s night. Over the course of twenty years, she wrote essays that reflected the shape and evolution of her life, as well as the trends of her generation.

From the bestselling author of The Red Tent and Good Harbor, a collection of intimate, autobiographical reflections on the milestones, revelations, and balancing acts of life as a wife, mother, friend, and member of a religious community.Before The Red Tent won her international literary acclaim, Anita Diamant was a columnist in Boston. Over the course of twenty years, she wrote essays that reflected the shape and evolution of her life, as well as the trends of her generation. In the end, her musings about love and marriage, birth and death, nature versus nurture, politics and religion—and everything from female friendships to quitting smoking—have created a public diary of the progress of her life that resonated deeply with her readers. Now, Pitching My Tent collects the finest columns of a writer who is a reporter by training and a storyteller by heart, all revised and enriched with new material. Personal, inspiring, and often funny, Pitching My Tent displays the warmth, humor, and wisdom that Diamant's legions of fans have come to cherish.
Comments: (7)
Naa
What impresses me most about Anita Diamant's book, Pitching My Tent, is how she conveys so much warmth and love is so few words. She is a talented writer. I bought the book for some light summer reading. During the summer, while vacationing at the beach, I always like to a have a book or two to read in the afternoons when we retreat from the heat and glare of the sun. When my book order arrived, instead of putting it aside and saving it for the beach trip, I read the introduction and the first story. Big mistake. I then had to finish reading all the stories. Now I will have to find another book to take to the beach.
Centrizius
This book has made me laugh out loud. Ms. Diamant possesses the exquisite gifts of language and insight into the thought processes of today's 'modern' Jew. A person lives their life, day by day, and sees nothing worth talking about, let alone writing about...but she has taken these mundane moments and caste a light upon them that brings them upward and makes them sacred.
Malaunitly
Please do not misunderstand me, this is a good book but my expectations were way off. I think the Red Tent is one of the best books ever written, and Good Harbor and The Last Days of Dogtown are also brilliant but this book is very different. It is compiled of different articles Diamant has written over the years and yet the whole book seems to be focused almost entirely on Jewish life and customs. I must admit not being familiar these and so on many many pages I could barely follow where the article/book was going.
Good book though, delightfully written and of course very insightful in some place with good giggles dotted about.
Uste
Good collection of articles from an author I really enjoy!
Gavikelv
Long before The Red Tent and Good Harbor, Anita Diamant was a columnist. For some twenty years, her columns delivered her own refreshing takes on life. Written with warmth, common bonds of womanhood, a sense of spirituality, and her own unique take on adult life, these essays are personal and yet universal.

The author of several books on contemporary Jewish life as well as her two popular fiction works, Diamant shares her classic essays with readers in this new publication.

Subtitled "On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith," the book promises much and delivers even more. Ms. Diamant draws the reader into her world with a personal invitation at the end of her introduction:

"My tent is filled with friends and songs and books and memories. My tent and I hope yours too, is filled with blessings. Come see."

Throughout these essays, the author's passion for life reaches out and beckons her readers to look within. By interjecting aspects of her Jewish life and customs into her essays, Ms. Diamant brings a higher degree of understanding to those unfamiliar with contemporary Jewish lifestyles. Her essays speak of tolerance, acceptance, enjoying life to its fullest, and counting blessings in each of life's passages.

Pitching My Tent is divided into six parts. Each section looks at an integral part of adult life and offers wonderfully enjoyable readings. My favorite essay is "Girlfriends, In Particular." Opening with a profound statement, Diamant's brief essay speaks volumes about the mystique and wonder of the bonds formed by women. "Women's friendships are, I think, one of the great secrets of the social universe." By the time I finished reading, I was so touched that I had to connect with my own dear friend and sister of my soul. It is the ability to stir such inner emotion that sets these essays apart from most I have read in recent months.

This book is a gift to give yourself, your friends, your sisters, your mothers, and any other woman whose life is somehow a blessing to yours.

by Lee Ambrose
for Story Circle Book Reviews
reviewing books by, for, and about women
Twentyfirstfinger
PITCHING MY TENT by Anita Diamant, author of THE RED TENT, is a collection of short and personal essays on family, friends and religion. Arranged by topic, the essays are, for the most part, light and enjoyable reading. Gathering many essays from her days as a columnist, PITCHING MY TENT reflects the things that are most important in the author's life, and they are things that will resonate with many readers.
Diamant begins by exploring "Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage." In this section she shares personal and general thoughts on marriage and partnership. These thoughts, like those in the rest of the collection, in many ways center not just on marriage, but on a life lived within a particular religious tradition. She shares how she and her husband celebrate Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, and his conversion to Judaism. While this section of the book is actually dedicated to her husband, she does discuss her first marriage in frank emotional terms. From pet peeves to health issues, from mutual friends to the birth of their child, Diamant is candid about her marriage; the specifics she shares point to universals.
Next, Diamant dives into the topic of motherhood and her focus is on her daughter Emilia. She writes loving essays about parenthood as both "an adventure and an education." Two essays in this section stand out. The first is entitled "One" and discusses Diamant and her husband's decision to have only one child, despite the pressure to give Emilia siblings. The other is "The Mother's Bat Mitzvah Speech." This speech is a touching and tender tribute to her daughter on a very special occasion.
The third section in PITCHING MY TENT gathers essays about friends and friendship. These are short yet sweet.
"Time Zones" is the fourth section and one of the most interesting topics of the book. Here, Diamant examines sacred time and ordinary time by looking at the Jewish year and some of its holidays and commemorations. In essays about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, the holidays of Sukkot, Chanukah and Purim, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas, Diamant writes about being Jewish in a culture both Christian and secular and how she celebrates and understands Jewish (and non-Jewish) holidays. The essays are quite short but are full of insight and honesty. As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, she writes about Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the idea of memory as a sacred trust. Both this essay and the brief one in tribute to her father are poignant and nicely written.
Diamant also has collected essays on middle age but she ends the book with more discussion about religion in her life. She writes that Judaism is her "journey" and her "home" and that it is an "essential lens" through which she understands herself and her place in the world. But these final essays are not as solemn as the introduction to the section would have you believe. Here, Diamant addresses serious issues such as congregation politics and the expectancy that all Jews read Hebrew --- but she does so with a light and witty touch.
PITCHING MY TENT is not exactly a book about religion or family in general but about Diamant's family and her religious life. Her essays are insightful if not challenging or academic. This collection is a great gift idea for fans of Diamant, those who enjoy easy yet interesting reading, and especially for Jewish mothers. A personal look at contemporary Jewish life, PITCHING MY TENT will not generate controversy or create the kind of following that THE RED TENT had, but it won't disappoint those who are looking to learn more about this author.
--- Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman