Welcome back to the Tranquility du Jour virtual book club! From one bibliophile to another, let’s read stories that move us, make us think, and open up important conversations.
Together we’ll read and discuss in our TDJ Insider’s Facebook group and hopefully in person someday soon. You in? Hope so!
Introducing Our March Book
From the publisher: Wit and wisdom from the innovative, influential, and empowering wellness guru and designer Norma Kamali.
In her first book, fashion legend Norma Kamali oﬀers readers a stylish, inspiring, and heartfelt handbook for gliding boldly through each of life’s decades with purpose and power. Manifesto, memoir, and essential guide, its pages are informed by 50 years of Kamali’s twists, turns, triumphs, and failures experienced while ﬁnding the courage and conviction to race after her dreams and never look back.
At 75, Kamali looks—and acts—nearly half her age. The secret, she writes, is learning to age with power: Embracing a healthy lifestyle and looking forward to every milestone and the changes they bring, with the realization that reaching one’s potential has no date. With wisdom and wit, Kamali imparts her lessons on authentic beauty, timeless style, career-building, ﬁtness, and health through personal stories, worldly insight, and actionable advice designed to help women of every age create their happiest, healthiest, most successful and fulfilling lives.
Norma Kamali is an American fashion designer best known for the sleeping bag coat, swimwear garments made from silk parachutes, and versatile multiuse pieces. She also has a new line of wellness products called NORMALIFE. She lives in New York City.
Why I Chose It
In celebration of Women’s History Month, I wanted to choose an inspiring book by a woman and for women. I’ve long been inspired by Norma’s versatile clothing and her joie de vivre. When I found out that she had a book coming out (thanks, Carol!), I pre-ordered it months in advance and eagerly awaited its arrival. I look forward to exploring her wellness advice with you throughout the month. Tart Cherry, anyone? (This will make sense once you dive in.) I hope you’ll join me!
How to Join
Join us over on the TDJ Insider’s Facebook group. Look for the pinned post in our Facebook group. I’ll share a few thoughts and prompts mid-month and welcome you to share favorite quotes and takeaways throughout the month.
Want a physical copy of the book? Here’s a list of Black-owned bookstores. Or download the book via an e-reader or Audible (use this link for a free 30-day trial and first book).