What keeps Mira reading and dreaming? Books of philosophy and hope give this actress the kick she's looking for!
I love books. I get on these kicks and gobble up whatever I can on a subject. I've been reading geisha books recently: Arthur Golden's novel, Memoirs of a Geisha; then Geisha, A Life, by Mineko Iwasaki—who was a geisha (coauthored by Rande Brown). Finally Geisha, an anthropological study by Liza Crihfield Dalby, a Caucasian American who had studied, as part of her dissertation, to be a geisha in Kyoto in the seventies.
I think I get on these jags because I miss being a student. My friends and I give one another books that we've loved, and we talk about them. I've noticed that, even if we're excited with a book, each of us has had a very private, almost untranslatable experience with it. I love getting lost in a story and dreaming about its images days after finishing it. Reading and dreaming are essential to my life.
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From the March 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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