The Would Be Saint by Jo Leonard
Let me preface this by saying that I typically don’t like memoirs, and have even decided to stop reviewing any future ones. There’s nothing wrong with them, in fact many of the ones that come my way for review requests are wonderful stories, from wonderful people who have important messages to share. For some reason, memoirs aren’t connecting with me at this phase in my life and spiritual development. Maybe they will another time, but for now you can assume I won’t be reviewing any more for a while.
That said, if you like memoirs, short stories, and spiritual development, then you are probably going to just love this book because that’s exactly what it is: several short story memoirs, and at the end of each story Jo shares some spiritual insights that may be helpful for your development. Some of the stories were funny, some sad, some heartwarming… you’ll find a little bit of everything in this book which spans many decades of the life experiences of Jo Leonard.