Dec. 6, 2012
-- Michael Mish, musician, philosopher, playwright, composer, and environmental activist, has written a cross-disciplinary book that looks at the human condition with wise and clear eyes. Almost Innocent provides a unique and empowering solution to the greatest pain from which our modern world suffers: damaged innocence. With carefully chosen anecdotes, brilliantly wrought insights, and self revelation trembling with transparency, Almost Innocent delivers a wallop of wisdom. Perceptive, nearly haunting, Mish's understanding of a problem we all share offers surprising and imaginative solutions. The reader is gently taken by the hand, shown where we fell off the track, (through no fault of our own), and then offers a paradigm shift that allows restorative self-compassion.
Michael's brave decision to literally release all "the stuff of life", that most of us equate with security, inspires us to look deeply at how we are living, to explore the impact of our daily choices, and to be open to new possibilities and a greater vision for our lives. His descriptive use of the English language brings every page to life, spicing the entire book generously with his infectious, genuine, crinkly-eyed humor.