Learning To Love Again Reviews

Four Stars

★★★★☆
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Many of us can recall periods of our life when we experienced a powerful "spiritual growth spurt". Stephen Kaufman's book "Into My Life Unexpected" represents a very personal account of one of his own growth spurts - helped along by an exciting and tumultuous relationship with a lover...and himself. I admire Stephen's courage to grow in self-awareness and share his journey with others in such a vulnerable way and through a unique combination of prose and poetry. I believe the book also serves as a reminder that the only place to find true wholeness is from within, not through others. And it's only through self-acceptance that we can genuinely accept and love others. Well done!

Five Stars

★★★★★
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Through the skillful use of poetry and prose, the author presents himself not only as narrator, but also as the main personality of this journey. From the outset, the author interweaves his inner thoughts and search for purpose. Through a parade of emotions and a new found freedom he reinvents and rediscovers himself. In the end, he found paradise in Paradise.

Five Stars

★★★★★
5 5 1
A beautiful sharing of the insights of this life journey. It will strike a chord with everyone who cares about how they live their life. I'm looking forward to the sequel!

Five Stars

★★★★★
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For those of us who have changed course in our later years, or thought about it, this is a must read. Kaufman's insightful collection of thoughts, poems, and songs is intriguing. It caused me to reflect on my own journey.

Five Stars

★★★★★
5 5 1
It's so wonderful to read heartfelt and tender thoughts on love and loss from a male perspective. Kaufman is unafraid to put his vulnerability on display, and I love that.

Five Stars

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A very insightful book with smooth transitioning. The back and forth between verse and story was a very creative way to share the emotional journey through the adjustments of the author's new life. Divorce is not just a piece of paper or action, but rather a major lifestyle change. Very nicely written Stephen Kaufman.

Five Stars

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5 5 1
This book is filled with intense emotions and takes you on a journey through life that we all can relate to in one way or another. A great read!!

Five Stars

★★★★★
5 5 1
This book will inspire you, it is truly a great read. I've had the honor to meet the author personally and he is a magnificent person with great creativity and he is in-lightning with his story telling. I recommend this book to everyone looking to be inspired and/or in-lighted.

Five Stars

★★★★★
5 5 1
A poignant and poetic soul search of a transplanted New Yorker's attempt to find intimacy and normalcy amidst the sun scorched beauty of the Tropics. Mr. Kaufman's first tome weaves both narrative and poetry to often touchingly capture the romantic dichotomy of this sultry slice of southern Florida paradise. Sir Paul McCartney, in his hauntingly beautiful song Eleanor Rigby, poses the question: "All the lonely people, where do they all belong?" Mr. Kaufman's book, perhaps unknowingly, deftly answers that query.

Five Stars

★★★★★
5 5 1
Into My Life Unexpected… by S.L.Kaufman Fantastic book, everyone should read. Once you pick it up you won't put it down. The author really lets you feel and connect as he takes you on an incredible journey. The best part being that each one of us gets to apply the pieces and parts that help us to find our way in our journey. He helps us to see that even thru our past whether failures, or experiences life lessons are to be gained and we are always rewarded in the end. Loved it can't wait for more.

Five Stars

★★★★★
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An excellent read for both men and women who have experienced life's rocky road. The author's ability to share his experiences is very moving and poignant. I hope S L Kaufman pens a sequel to the journey.

Five Stars

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SL Kaufman, in his book, Into My Life Unexpected..., has courageously provided insights into his the process of adjusting to a geographical, and professional relocation. This with a coincident new romantic interest. He shares his feelings of desperation and pain associated with the end of the relationship while permitting the reader to see his vulnerability.

Five Stars

★★★★★
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Received this book as a gift. Read it in one sitting. Captivated by the authenticity and openness with which Kaufman pens his soul baring journey. We can all learn something from this candid self exploration, hopefully sooner than later in our own life journey.

Leaves you with a sense of hope and peace

★★★★★
5 5 1
It has been a long time since I have read a book such as this. I use to love poetry books and books that truly are heartfelt , and you can tell what comes from the heart. For a long time I have not found one… worthy of reading fully, I read a few but they were not the same as I remembered from years ago. I often wondered what happened. Low and behold I found” Into My Life Unexpected”. This is a book that truly gets to the heart of finding love, finding the ONE and the journey along the way. This book tell it all in heartfelt and wondrous words and emotions. I highly recommend this book. I say find a comfy chair and a sip of wine place them under a shade tree and quietly take it in. Leaves you with a sense of hope and peace.

Courageous & Admirable

★★★★★
5 5 1
I finished reading “Into My Life Unexpected” it was courageous to confront ones fears publicly. It was admirable the way the author changed his life at the age of. 62 . I thought it was brilliantly written. Very enjoyable reading.

An Incredible Journey

★★★★★
5 5 1
Fantastic book, everyone should read. Once you pick it up you won’t put it down. The author really lets you feel and connect as he takes you on an incredible journey. The best part being that each one of us gets to apply the pieces and parts that help us to find our way in our journey. He helps us to see that even thru our past whether failures, or experiences life lessons are to be gained and we are always rewarded in the end. Loved it can’t wait for more.

Great Book!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Into My Life Unexpected is a beautiful story of a man's struggles and successes on his journey to love and self-actualization. I enjoyed the unique mix of prose and poetry. I was left feeling as if I had truly entered the mind and heart of the writer.

Amazing and Beautifully Written

★★★★★
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Amazing... Beautiful story of "Pro's" and "Narrative" creating a romantic story of one man's journey to search for love and learning to love again... Written from his soul... A must read.

A beautiful sharing of the insights of this life journey

★★★★★
5 5 1
A beautiful sharing of the insights of this life journey. It will strike a chord with everyone who cares about how they live their life. I'm looking forward to the sequel!

You need your own genre

★★★★★
5 5 1
These books are not like any other. I found them poignant and colorful, easy to read and relate to. I am not a fan of normal poetry - these are not ordinary. If you are looking for something out of the box and new - It's a great series.