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Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas & Found Happiness by Dominique Browning is an honest, moving, and often funny memoir. It focuses on the transition many adults face today, when they lose the job that has defined them. 

Browning was the editor of Condé Nast’s House & Garden magazine — until it folded. She captures her sudden loss of status succinctly, as she recounts what a so-called friend said shortly after she was let go: “You have lost all your power. Now I can say anything to you.”
 
Browning’s memoir is reflective. She is aware that she is not badly off. She owns two homes and can easily maintain her privileged lifestyle.
 
Browning also had a long-term lover who wouldn’t commit to her. It causes her yet more soul-searching when she realizes she has no future with him. Her love life is yet another thing she has to reconsider.
 
What make the book compelling is that Browning shares the pain of losing her identity — and the process of reclaiming it.

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