Survival LessonsHardback Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
- Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
- Format: Hardback | 96 pages
- Dimensions: 122mm x 183mm x 18mm | 204g
- Publication date: 18 February 2014
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1616203145
- ISBN 13: 9781616203146
- Edition: 1
- Edition statement: New ed.
- Sales rank: 185,403
Survival Lessons provides a road map of how to reclaim your life from this day forward, with ways to reenvision everything-from relationships with friends and family to the way you see yourself. As Alice Hoffman says, "In many ways I wrote Survival Lessons to remind myself of the beauty of life, something that's all too easy to overlook during the crisis of illness or loss. I forgot that our lives are made up of equal parts of sorrow and joy, and that it is impossible to have one without the other. I wrote to remind myself that despite everything that was happening to me, there were still choices I could make." Wise, gentle, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches all of us how to choose what matters most.
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In this gem of a book, Alice Hoffman acknowledges the sorrows of life, while reminding us of its joys. Survival Lessons is filled with love, insight, and lots of practical advice--including a crazy-good brownie recipe. I'll be sharing this book widely, but keeping one copy permanently on my nightstand for all the times I'll need its wisdom and warmth. Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club Full of smart intentions and kind reminders . . . Uplifting advice we ll gladly take. Better Homes & Gardens Very warm, humble, sometimes funny, infused with a spirit of optimism. The Jewish Week The book is not about her breast cancer per se but about making choices (each chapter is titled Choose ) that will improve readers lives and relationships and remind them 'of the beauty of life.' More than cancer sufferers will be glad they picked up this tiny gem. Library Journal It may be short, but it's powerful. An absolutely beautiful book. Sue Monk Kidd Heartening. Kirkus Reviews Writing with sparkling directness, warmth, humor, and long-steeped wisdom, Hoffman has created a companionable and genuinely useful book for times of crisis. Small, intimate, and lovely . . . Hoffman s storytelling artistry enlivens each intimate, thoughtfully distilled, charming, and nurturing lesson in living. Booklist"