I’m basking in the glow of the best, most loving and supportive people on the planet, accompanying me on this sacred journey of sharing my soul through Stark Raving Zen.
Some of these people I know, some I don’t actually know…but the generous sharing of their SRZ reading experience has earned them permanent residence in my heart. My address is currently Cloud Nine.
Just some quick snippets from a few of the first reviews…
“This book is nothing short of alive. Reading Stark Raving Zen gives the reader permission to consider the impossible as possible.” ~ Annette L.
“Brilliant writing! The descriptions, the transitions, the pacing– all of it kept me turning each page, wondering what was coming next! Stark Raving Zen should be required reading for all Transpersonal Psychology scholars and students alike.” ~ Mary. M.
“This book feels so alive…like an invitation, a call, an opening to another space that I never knew existed. And somehow it also feels that this crazy time (pandemic) was the best time for its release. This is when we need it…when I needed it most.” ~ Kelley T.
“The words of Stark Raving Zen will stay with me forever. Gratitude is not enough to express how I feel for having read it. I am holding, holding, holding this book, and the author, in an embrace filled with so much love.” ~ Denise D.
“I was bouncing like a ping pong ball while reading this book! It is indescribable, this feeling I have for Stark Raving Zen. I honestly could not put it down. To the author– Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. This book is so many things, including absolutely amazing.” ~ Connie J.
“I loved every word of this incredible, terrifying, transcendent, beautiful story! So brave; I read it non-stop. Thank you, Kristy Sweetland, for sharing Stark Raving Zen with the world!” ~ Stephanie S.
“Stark Raving Zen illuminated and reframed some of my own experiences I haven’t known what to do with. Such powerful medicine for today! I did not want this book to end. It’s beautiful!” ~ Chelsye C.
“Now THIS is a book! The morning after voraciously reading it through the night, I awoke in some type of Netherworld– fascinated and filled with joy. Stark Raving Zen is an amazing triumph! Though dealing with some terrifying themes, what I felt when reading the book was not heaviness or Darkness, but a sense of Becoming…I will read and re-read this book.” ~ Nancy H.
“Stark Raving Zen is filled with unbelievable spiritual, magical, and out-of-body experiences. The build up to her spiritual crisis and ultimate awakening was riveting. It’s hard to stop reading, once you start! Highly recommend!” ~ Vishnu S.
“Had me captured from the first chapter! She is gifted with the ability to write with a detail that makes you feel like you’re living her story! I didn’t want the book to end!” ~ Ann C.
“I feel as if I’ve been on a journey just reading it! It was so descriptive and soulful. So well written, engaging and inspiring!” ~ Amy T.
“I couldn’t put it down, yet didn’t want to finish it. The storytelling is so good, and the story itself riveting!” ~ Nancy B.
“Her courage along the way is a clarion call– above all else, trust and follow your inner guidance. Just the medicine I need in these times!” ~ Lynn R.
“I purchased this book and read it straight through! Her story lifted my heart and fortified my own spiritual journey.” ~ Michele D.
There are more of these beautiful reviews (my heart is buzzing, I’m so happy), and I’ll post more at a later date.
For now, just…thank you.
For everyone who has been so loving through this intensely personal experience, you mean the world to me, and you will forever. For those who have not yet experienced Stark Raving Zen, I do hope you’ll pick up a copy when the timing feels right.
Stark Raving Zen: A Memoir of Coming Alive is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & is listed with IndieBound.org (a source for finding it through independent, local bookstores). It’s currently available in paperback and eBook forms.
Send me a private message if you’d like to order a signed copy directly from me! It will get to you much quicker that way, based on the strain the shipping industries are currently feeling. Unless, of course, you’re interested in the eBook, which you can download immediately.
If you have read, and loved, Stark Raving Zen– please please please consider leaving a review on Amazon, (and bonus points for a review on GoodReads too!) The number of reviews an indie author has literally determines the book circulation potential. Reviews are essential and imperative.
So Much Love!