Therapist’s Pick/Book of the Month
Therapist: Dawn Krull MA, MS, TLLP
Theme: Leisure, Advocacy
Yes, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, On myths, morons, free speech, football, and assorted absurdities by Chris Kluwe (2013) is a real book, and it’s as fantastic as it sounds. It’s raw, it’s real, it doesn’t make sense at times; but it’s fun. It is a collection of essays, letters, and stories from the author himself on topics ranging from football, introspection, and aliens, to bowling, gun control, and letters to Jesus. If you have a hard time with swearing, taboo topics, or dark humor then you may want to skip this recommendation.
Beautifully Unique Sparkelponies is great for casual reading when you’re sick of cheesy romance novels, self help books, or just tired of looking at your phone for the news. It’s refreshingly blunt and surprisingly inspiring at times. Kluwe has done a lot of advocacy work, is a former NFL player, and gamer. I recommend this book for a change of pace, new perspective, and a good laugh to break up these gloomy winter days.
Kluew, C., (2013). Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, On myths, morons, free speech, football, and assorted absurdities. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.