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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Moore pens foreword to book about maturity

Thomas Moore writes the foreword to Paul Dunion's new book, Dare to Grow Up: Learn to Become Who You are Meant to Be, published by Bartleby Press. Today's press release quotes Moore: “'[Dunion] presents a deep and comprehensive view of the human person in relationship with others, and in doing so he doesn’t leave out soul,' says Thomas Moore, author of the bestseller Care of the Soul ..."

In his foreword, Moore confesses:
"May I say that I have a certain affection for my neurotic tendencies. They make me who I am as much as any gifts or talents I may have. I feel humbled reading Paul’s book, because I realize how difficult it has been to mature as a person. I’m almost seventy, but inwardly I’m forty-two. That’s the age I feel myself to be. I’m surprised on the street when an old man talks to me as though we share something in common. How could that be? I’m forty-two.
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Of course, Paul doesn’t mean just getting older. He’s talking about being mature enough to handle boundaries, to occupy a decent psychological geography, and to know the difference between moral positioning and ethical engagement. These are real achievements. I would call them soul talents and acquisitions."
Read Moore's foreword and Dunion's introduction to Dare to Grow Up on Dunion's site.

At Amazon.com:
Dare to Grow Up: 
Learn to Become who You are Meant to Be
by Paul Dunion
Foreword by Thomas Moore
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Bartleby Press (February 25, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0910155879
ISBN-13: 978-0910155878

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