There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery

There's a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery


By (author) Portia Nelson

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  • Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 129 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 180mm x 18mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 21 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Hillsboro, Oregon
  • ISBN 10: 1582703779
  • ISBN 13: 9781582703770
  • Edition: 35
  • Edition statement: Anniversary
  • Sales rank: 213,526

Product description

The thirty-fifth anniversary edition of a classic! This well-loved guide to self-discovery contains more than 100 touching poems to encourage a more authentic and fulfilling life, as well as including the often-quoted poem "An Autobiography in Five Short Chapters." Insightful, humorous, touching, and inspiring are just a few words used to describe this well-loved collection of poems and truisms by the late Portia Nelson. Designed to inspire self discovery, "There's a Hole in My Sidewalk" includes stirring poems that gently lead readers to embrace a more authentic self. Individuals, therapy groups, the self-help community, and twelve-step programs around the world have embraced this classic book. "There's a Hole My Sidewalk" is the perfect motivational gift for yourself, your friends, or your family.

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Author information

Portia Nelson (1920-2001) was a renaissance woman: author, singer, composer, lyricist, painter, photographer, and actress. She appeared in such films as "The Sound of Music," "Dr. Dolittle," "The Trouble with Angels," and "The Other," and she starred on the television soap opera "All My Children" as the nanny Mrs. Gurney for many years. Nelson wrote, directed, and performed a musical based on "There's a Hole in My Sidewalk." In addition, she wrote music and lyrics for revues, television specials, films, and songs.

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"Treat yourself to a special book by a special lady." --Carol Burnett