The Beauty of Different – both different and beautiful

As a longtime reader of Karen Walrond’s blog Chookooloonks, I expected her first book, The Beauty of Different: Observations of a Confident Misfit, to be gorgeous. I’m familiar enough with her pictures to expect the photography to be stunning; I’m familiar enough with her probing writing style to know that her narrative would touch me. I knew these things, because I know Karen.


What I didn’t know was how substantial this book would be, and I mean that in every sense of the word.


The physical book itself is coffee-table-worthy in its heft and
glossiness, and the stories captured within its pages… oh, my.

Karen
backs up her contention that what makes us different is also what makes
us beautiful with varied and poignant glimpses into true life–her own,
and so many others’. Page after page of beauty unfolds with stunning colors
and smiles and piercing gazes, and woven throughout it all, tales of joy
and pain and growing and learning and losing and overcoming.

This book
is a testament to the human spirit, and seeing it through a talented storyteller’s
literal and figurative lens is simply breathtaking.


Give this book to your favorite sister, aunt, mother, best friend, or anyone who needs reminding that they are beautiful just as they are. Read: everyone. -Mir

You can purchase The Beauty of Different from Bright Sky Press or from our affiliate, Amazon.

Mir Kamin is a prolific writer, the author of the popular blogs Woulda Shoulda and WantNot.net, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech.

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