I loved Erika Owen's book, "The Art of Flaneuring!" This was a very helpful guide on "flaneuring," a concept born from old French men from years past who would aimlessly wander looking for romance in the day-to-day details that oftentimes go ignored. The book takes this decades-old concept into the 21st century with a host of ideas for flaneuring in the modern age.
Ms. Owen also makes it clear time and time again that this concept isn't just for old French men either. She gives great tips for women who would like to flaneur as well. She speaks to the reader like she is an old friend, picking up on an old conversation. Her language style is casual and humorous. It is like she found her new favorite hobby and wants everyone to know about it. That relaxed style invites the reader to join her on her journey and to take up the new endeavor alongside her.
The book covers flaneuring in your city as well as in a new city. It covers flaneuring in the car or on a bike, flaneuring for exercise, and many other related topics. This was a wonderful new concept that I hope to incorporate more and more into my own routines to "see" more of the world around me.
If you want to learn more about this beautiful exercise of aimlessly wandering with the intention of discovering the beauty around you, go get a copy of Ms. Owen's new book!
I received this as an eBook from Tiller Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of the title. I did not receive any compensation from either company. The opinions expressed herein are completely my own.