The Beauty of Dusk is a book about Frank Bruni’s journey as a journalist and his eventual return to the Catholic Church. Bruni opens up about his struggles with alcoholism and how that led him to lose sight of what was truly important in life. He talks candidly about his experiences working at The New York Times, including some scathing reviews he wrote early in his career. In the end, Bruni finds peace through spirituality and returns to the Church after recognizing its beauty anew.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for someone who wants to understand the personal journey of a journalist returning to his Catholic faith. Bruni is brutally honest about his struggles and how he overcame them, making for an intriguing read.
- Bruni is a gifted writer who provides engaging and articulate prose
- The book covers a wide range of subjects, providing readers with an interesting exploration of Bruni’s life and thoughts
- Bruni offers a unique perspective on the Catholic Church, which will be appreciated by believers and nonbelievers alike.
- The book can be repetitive at times
- It is slow to get started
- Bruni’s experiences may not be relatable to all readers
Learn more about the author
Frank Bruni is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for The New York Times, Time magazine, and other publications. His work has been anthologized in the Best American Essays series. Bruni is also a former restaurant critic for The Times. He lives with his family in Garrison, New York.
“Frank Bruni has written a book as beautiful and profound as its title. The Beauty of Dusk is about losing one’s way in life–and finding it again. It is an intensely personal journey, recounted with wit, honesty, and great insight. This is a rare memoir that manages to be both deeply moving and deliciously entertaining.”
“The Beauty of Dusk is a beautifully written and profoundly moving account of one man’s journey back to faith. Bruni is unflinchingly honest in his exploration of both the good and the bad in his life, and it is ultimately through his willingness to confront all that he has been that he finds redemption. This book will stay with me for a long time.”
“This is an eloquent, powerful book that opens a window onto the inner life of one man as he wrestles with some of the big questions we all face. Bruni is both brave and honest in his writing, and I was deeply moved by his search for meaning.”
“A beautifully written and deeply personal exploration of Bruni’s journey back to faith.”