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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
My Life in the Milonga is a true to life work of inspirational non-fiction, penned by author Susan Ring, and in its own words it describes “One Woman's Journey into Argentine Tango, a Story of Passion, Self-Discovery and Human Connection”. Set in an age where technology and dispassionate connections have become the norm, author Susan Ring takes her readers along on her physical and psychological journey of re-establishing real human connections through learning to dance the Argentine tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Socializing and learning in the milongas of the big city brought new clarity to a once ordinary and somewhat empty life, teaching lessons which she now shares through her written work.
This dreamy, inspirational story has such visceral descriptions and atmosphere that it could sometimes be mistaken as a windswept and exotic work of fiction. Author Susan Ring presents herself honestly for her readership, her prose written beautifully with personal touches, but also with great clarity and heart. Her journey of self-discovery certainly inspires amid this exciting atmosphere and heated emotional state, showing us that the exotic life that some of us dream of is actually real and achievable if you find the thing that sparks such passion in you. More than this, I really enjoyed the cultural lessons learned about living in another country, and the interpersonal nature of dance and the milonga culture itself. Overall, My Life in the Milonga is a motivational, exciting work for anyone who dreams of more from their life.