The Lone Pilgrim - Laurie Colwin As soon as I finished this collection I wanted to go right back to the beginning and read it all over again. So I did. That's about the best endorsement I can think of for any book. Every one of the stories has something to offer in terms of humor and understated insight into human relationships. If you've ever known any potheads, you absolutely must read "The Achieve of, the Mastery of the Thing." It's the most perfect representation you'll ever find of the happy, harmless, dedicated dope smoker. Laurie Colwin was an extraordinary, unpretentious, original voice who was taken from us far too soon. Her work slips into obscurity while contemporary authors who write rubbish are handed the Pulitzer Prize. Could just 'bout break your heart if you let it. Second reading completed May 24, 2011