Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change
Publisher: Brown Book Group, Little
Published: 6th Oct '20
In the midst of uncertainty, the award-winning and much beloved poet Maggie Smith offers readers a moment of peace and reflection. Keep Moving is a helpful, hopeful book of thoughts, quotes and personal essays to cherish, learn from and pass along.
‘Keep Moving speaks to you like an encouraging friend reminding you that you can feel and survive deep loss, sink into life’s deep beauty and constantly make yourself new’ Glennon Doyle, bestselling author of Untamed’Candid, lyrical and full of empathy, this is a book that feels vital and welcome in these times – for those who are struggling, or anyone just seeking joy’ Sinead Gleeson, author of Constellations’Maggie Smith writes so honestly without being brutal and she shows readers hope while avoiding the saccharine. To experience relief from am book is rare and wonderful thing. Keep Moving gave me that relief’ Bella Mackie, author of Jog On’I’m so grateful for the clarity, compassion, and wit in these pages. This is a book that will change you, a book you will want to give to someone you love. I’ve never read anything quite like it’ Lucy Kalanithi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, and widow of Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes AirTo help navigate her way through a difficult divorce, the poet Maggie Smith started sharing her daily ‘notes to self’ on social media and soon found that her thoughts resonated with people going through a host of life changes. In this deeply moving book of thoughts, quotes and personal essays, Maggie Smith writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation. Like kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with gold, Keep Moving celebrates the beauty and strength on the other side of loss. This is a book for anyone who has gone through a difficult time and is wondering: What comes next?’I read this book in one sitting during one of the most difficult weeks of my life . . . Every single page of this book made me breathe a little deeper and feel a little less alone’ Amanda Palmer
|Dimensions||26 × 156 × 206 mm|