|Lisa Bu and bibliotherapy. Image from blog.ted.com|
In her February 2013 TED Talk, Lisa Bu begins by discussing her childhood dreams and ambitions. Lisa trained to be a gymnast, her parents wanted to be an engineer, and she wanted to be a Chinese opera singer. She sent letters to an opera school principal and a radio show, but nothing brought her closer to her personal goal, and she feared a life of second-class happiness.
However, Lisa discusses in this TED talk what helped her to find another calling: books. “I satisfied my hunger for parental advice from this book by a family of writers and musicians” says Lisa about Correspondence in the Family of Fou Lei.
About Jane Eyre, she adds “I found my role model of an independent woman when Confucian tradition requires obedience.”
“And I learnt to be efficient from this book” Lisa says about Cheaper by the Dozen.
“So because of books, I’m here today, happy, living again with a purpose and a clarity, most of the time. So may books be always with you.”
|A lovely library quote! Image from Pinterest|
Their suggestions have been added to my A-Z bibliotherapy recommendations page, and I have linked back to their respective blogs. Suggestions are still welcome, however! I hope that the page will prove useful for your book searches and those of new readers.