Enter the world of a solitary but intrepid New Yorker. Orphaned since (relative) youth, this divorced, smartass metaphysician has sought solace and insight from philosophers, séances, channels and mediums, a path that has, inevitably, led her back to her formidable fortress within.
Join Valerie as she scales the castle walls on her journey for love, sex, sass, a chuckle, and really good chocolate.
Love and Loss! Love and Glory! Love and Nausea! “Raving Violet” has it all.
“Valerie lives and breathes New York City. She’s Ms. New York, and my virtual sister. Damn, I’m so proud of her! You will treasure this book, re-read it repeatedly, and tell your friends to buy it. Yeah. She’s THAT good!” Bridgett Walther, author, "Conquer the Cosmos"
Raving Violet is a collection of witty, no holds barred, blog entries from Valerie Gilbert's personal blog. These entries range from what New York City was like for a New Yorker post 9/11 to late in life parenting and the stigma attached to the decision to begin a family later in life versus beginning a family while still a teenager or living in an unstable situation. Gilbert tells it like it is, not really going for shock value but rather saying what we're all really thinking but too afraid to say for fear of offending "someone" because we all know "someone" who is easily offended by the tiniest things that have nothing to do with them. I commend Gilbert on her confidence to publish these blog entries. Some are funny and witty, some are a little more serious. Take your pick, she writes on a whole aray of topics to peak anyones interest. I give this wonderful and intriguing collection 5 stars.