I'm a fan of Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of all Things being a favorite. I love the way she writes her story, the historical side and the human side of her characters. City of Girls was a story line I'd never encountered in my reading before. It made me laugh, it made me cry! I'll think about this book for a long time and recommend to my friends who love a good yarn, also to my bookclub.
I cannot recall a story that is more powerful and understanding in its recognition of the different characters and callings which make life so full of opportunities. What this book meant to me - Be yourself, live your passions, recognise the importance of relationships both those you keep and those you let go, support others where you can and when you should.