Seventeen Ways to Eat a Mango: A Discovered Journal of
the book asks the reader to look at life from many angles This is a book I re read periodically Because it s Magic And when on occasion Magic fades from Life, one needs a reminder that it hasn t become extinct quite yet A short, one sitting or one hammock lounging session read. This extraordinary novel in the form of a discovered journal tells the story of J a young botanist who is sent to the remote tropical island of Sakahara to explore the possibility of installing a mango cannery for a multinational corporation J has every intention of collecting the necessary samples, writing a report, and returning home to collect his paycheck But a series of chance encounters with an island sage names Katchumo send these plans totally awry The old man s Buddha like habit of distilling perfect pearls of wisdom forces J to question everything from his association with the canning company to his perception of the world around him With humor and compassion, Katchumo teaches J the mysterious beauty of simple pleasures as he reveals the seventeen waysAn enchanting story about one man s discovery of life s elusive secrets, SEVENTEEN WAYS TO EAT A MANGO inspires us to embrace the magic in our own lives Entirely cheesy Zen story about how to embrace the given The Matisse flavored illustrations are exuberant and delightful I found myself nodding in agreement several times despite the cheeseball bathos that this book exudes I can neither recommend nor pan it as it left me feeling as if I d just bathed in sugar yet I was grinning foolishly after I closed the book. Exactly as moving and as deeply felt as Kadison s many masterful songs, and with a lot of genuine life lessons that everyone should learn. I read this book on a rainy day in the Vancouver Library It wasn t everything I expected after reading some of the reviews, but was a lovely read nevertheless Just the kind of pick me up you need some days A little corny at moments, but simplistic and inspirational. This was a cute little story that provided some good lessons I loved this book My 11th grade English teacher told me about this bookMr Fish hmm miss those days learned a lot then thanks Fish This book is such a fantastic read I think everyone should check it out After traveling to an island to research the possibility of setting up a mango canning factory, this journal mailed to a former girlfriend writer gradually discovers a new way to look at life in terms of ways to eat a mango.Good, but nothing couldn t find in other places The mango angle is new and this was a quicker read that most books of this nature Anti consumerism ideal life on island without time, much money etc Overall happy, thoughtful, and makes on crave mangoes.