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The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life
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"Sarah Kaufman offers an old-fashioned cure for a modern-day ailment. The remedy for our culture of coarseness is grace...This is an elegant, compelling, and, yes, graceful book." —Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive


In this joyful exploration of grace's many forms, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Sarah L. Kaufman celebrates a too-often-forgotten philosophy of living that promotes human connection and fulfillment. Drawing on the arts, sports, the humanities, and everyday life—as well as the latest findings in neuroscience and health research—Kaufman illuminates how our bodies and our brains are designed for grace. She promotes a holistic appreciation and practice of grace, as the joining of body, mind, and spirit, and as a way to nurture ourselves and others.

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In this joyful exploration of grace's many forms, Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Sarah L. Kaufman celebrates a too-often-forgotten philosophy of living that promotes human connection and fulfillment. Drawing on the arts, sports, the humanities, and everyday life—as well as the latest findings in neuroscience and health research—Kaufman illuminates how our bodies and our brains are designed for grace. She promotes a holistic appreciation and practice of grace, as the joining of body, mind, and spirit, and as a way to nurture ourselves and others.

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"Sarah Kaufman offers an old-fashioned cure for a modern-day ailment. The remedy for our culture of coarseness is grace...This is an elegant, compelling, and, yes, graceful book." —Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive

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      • source: Cathy Lynn Grossman;Huffington Post
      • content: Both joyful and directive, a celebrity-packed collection of observations and a manual for easing anyone's way through the world. It's a book with a message, delivered with calm command.
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      • source: Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and author of Give and Take
      • content: This is a truly eloquent book... Sarah Kaufman paints a charming, dignified portrait of a lost art.
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      • source: Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic
      • content: This thoughtful meditation will stay with me for a long while. Sarah Kaufman's thoughts on the rare virtue of grace are both inspiring and uplifting. Humanity at its finest is merely what she is offering here, and we could all use a bit more of that in our lives.
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      • source: Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
      • content: Sarah Kaufman offers an old-fashioned cure for a modern-day ailment. The remedy for our culture of coarseness is grace—forgetting ourselves, being attentive to others, and approaching our encounters with the effortlessness that comes from being at ease in the world. This is an elegant, compelling, and, yes, graceful book.
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      • source: Candance Smith;Booklist, Starred review
      • content: Kaufman mines history, pop culture, sports, and her own neighborhood to share moving moments of grade in beautifully sculpted prose.... [She] reminds us that even in a world where most eyes are locked on smart phones, there are still people who really listen, think before they speak, and move gracefully.
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      • source: Sarah Archer;Washington Post
      • content: Kaufman's deft way with words aligns perfectly with her subject: Smooth and controlled, she writes with authority about an impressive array of subjects.... Thoughtful and inspiring.
      • premium: False
      • source: Jordan Matter, photographer and author of Dancers Among Us
      • content: As a dance photographer, I have considered myself an expert on the art of grace. Not anymore. Sarah Kaufman has set the gold standard by which I will judge all future subjects.
      • premium: False
      • source: Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and author of Thrive
      • content: Part love letter, part cultural commentary, and wholly a joyous exploration of the essential trait of grace, from ancient Greece to the golden age of Hollywood.
      • premium: False
      • source: Frank Deford, NPR sports commentator, and author of Alex: A Child
      • content: Sarah Kaufman has nailed it: she has detected precisely what it is that has changed us so for the worse... Her book is itself most graceful, and ever knowing.
      • premium: False
      • source: Library Journal, Starred review
      • content: As an antidote to the ill manners so prevalent in today's society, Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic Kaufman recalls the reader to grace.... Kaufman's narrative is timely and sheds light on a long-lost art.
      • premium: True
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        January 18, 2016
        Is it possible to glide through the modern world with ease? Smartphones are destroying our posture, athletes are more muscle-bound than ever, and even ballerinas rely on eye-catching tricks over artistry. In her wide-ranging search for grace, Kaufman (Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic for The Washington Post) often holds up the polished icons of the past to exemplify "the unexpected glimmering thing that happens, so subtly that no one else might notice." Cary Grant, that "beautiful mover," is her guide: well-dressed, funny, and able to make others feel comfortable. But when Kaufman turns away from the actor—to a dance class for Parkinson's patients, for example—she carves out new ways to look at movement. Her observations of the human body (she eyes everyone from roadies to the Obamas) encourage the reader to tune into the small, everyday moments of alignment. And to pull up YouTube to witness the old-fashioned grace of Olga Korbut, Dr. J and, yes, Cary Grant.

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        September 15, 2015

        As an antidote to the ill manners so prevalent in today's society, Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic Kaufman recalls the reader to grace--that quality that doesn't make a fuss about itself but subtly warms and transforms the atmosphere. Real-life examples, she notes, were Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Kaufman uses these two actors and lesser-known individuals to instruct and instill a longing for grace. She discusses politeness and toleration as well as the virtues of self-control and nonchalance. An appendix on "Tips for Moving Well Through Life" conclude the book and deliver a compact overview of its content. VERDICT Though a bit lengthy, Kaufman's narrative is timely and sheds light on a long-lost art.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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