The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life By Rod Dreher

Monday, 30 Dec 2013

"The Little Way of Ruthie Leming encourages us to take a careful look at our definition of 'high,' and to bear in mind that what is enduring is not always glamorous."
In July of this year, the parody news network The Onion ran an article titled "Unambitious Loser with Happy, Fulfilling Life Still Lives in Hometown." It was a marvelous piece of satirical journalism focusing on society's disdain for people who "settle" for a "boring" life of meaningful relationships and healthy work-life balance. As someone who has spent a fair amount of time voicing her own disdain for "ordinary" lifestyles, it was a good jab at my own ideas of success and significance’an experience slightly akin to what ...

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