The Book of (More) Delights

The Book of (More) Delights by Ross Gay is a delightful book of essays from the award-winning poet about finding the joy that we often overlook in our daily lives. In his warm conversational writing style, Gay’s essays focus on subjects like coping with loss or celebrating his love of gardening and the connection it draws with nature. But he also writes about smaller bursts of joy with delightful specificity: the nostalgia of hearing an old favorite song blasting from a neighboring car in traffic, appreciating the cuteness of a passing dog, the communal warmth of sharing figs from a neighbor’s tree, the way his mother takes time to bake dozens of cookies for her grandchildren. It’s easy to take small moments for granted: Gay gives them their rightful attention and significance. (Non-Fiction)