I can't review this in the traditional manner, as it's not fiction--it's a journal, so it is what it is. What it is, however, is gorgeous writing, wise insights, and heartfelt prayers. Allow me to share a few sentences with you, some that most resonated with me as a writer:
"I want very much to succeed in the world with what I want to do. I have prayed to You about this with my mind and my nerves on it and strung my nerves into a tension over it and said, 'oh God please,' and 'I must,' and 'please, please.' I have not asked You, I feel, in the right way. Let me henceforth ask you with resignation--that not being or meant to be a slacking in prayer but a less frenzied kind--realizing that the frenzy is caused by an eagerness for what I want and not a spiritual trust. I do not wish to presume. I want to love.
"Oh God please make my mind clear.
"Please make it clean.
"I ask You for a greater love for my holy Mother and I ask her for a greater love for You.
"Please help me to get down under things and find where You are."
"Dear God, tonight is not disappointing because you have given me a story. Don't let me think, dear God, that I was anything but the instrument for Your story--just like the typewriter was mine."
"I want to be a fine writer... If I ever do get to be a fine writer, it will not be because I am a fine writer but because God has given me credit for a few of the things He kindly wrote for me. Right at present this does not seem to be His policy. I can't write a thing. But I'll continue to try--that is the point."