Thursday, November 29, 2012
Review: Laughter Is Sacred Space: The Not-So-Typical Journey of a Mennonite Actor
Laughter Is Sacred Space: The Not-So-Typical Journey of a Mennonite Actor by Ted Swartz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Laughter is Sacred Space: The Not-So-Typical Journey of a Mennonite Actor by Ted Swartz is an honest and interesting look into the journey one makes in finding their true passion. Everyone's path is different, but as a person learns to love a craft, they are constantly changed and reformed into different people. This is a strong story of those changes.
The book is written in play format, with plenty of anecdotes, footnotes and other asides, but readers can still easily follow along. Swartz explores every aspect of his personal and professional life including being raised in the Mennonite church, getting married at a young age and finding his writing/acting partner Lee. The story progresses through their work in becoming a solid duo, writing together and performing their shows around the world. And when tragedy strikes, the emotional journey is explored.
This book provides a little bit of everything--humor, faith and human connection. It is a personal look into a life and career that will inspire anyone.
*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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