With the lushness of a ripe mango and the juiciness of a perfect pineapple, Gayle Brandeis entices women to write with all their senses in this astounding garden of meditations and exercises.
It's no secret that bookstore shelves contain large amounts of writing guides - most of which tend to be either overly academic or too coy. 'Fruitflesh' falls in the middle on its plump bottom - it's both charming and useful.
A hybrid of the inspirational tone of bestselling author Sark and the solid exercises of a more technical guide, 'Fruitflesh' uses the central metaphor of fruit to encourage women to explore their own creativity. Brandeis combines thoughtful exercises and meditations with provocative poetry to create beautiful, inspiring lessons for every woman, at any stage of life.