Brave Enough

Brave Enough

Book - 2015
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Around the world, people have found inspiration in the words of Cheryl Strayed, who in her three prior books and in her "Dear Sugar" columns has shared the twists and trials of her remarkable life. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many to somehow put one foot in front of the other and be brave enough. This book gathers more than 100 of Strayed's thoughts -- "mini instruction manuals for the soul" that urge us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all. Be brave enough to break your own heart. You can't ride to the fair unless you get on the pony. Keep walking. Acceptance is a small, quiet room. Romantic love is not a competitive sport. Forward is the direction of real life. Ask yourself: What is the best I can do? And then do that.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101946909
Characteristics: xv, 135 pages ; 18 cm


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Oct 17, 2017

I borrowed this book from the library since I didn't win a copy at Myleik Teele's Live Podcast event back in August. I've also read Cheryl Strayed's Wild, so I'm familiar with her work. I appreciated this little book of quotes. It had a few gems and that's good enough for at least 3 stars from me.

Dec 08, 2016

I enjoyed it. I love quotes and this is a book of only quotes.

Jul 13, 2016

Good enough.

Apr 27, 2016

Collected words of wisdom from Cheryl Strayed. If you haven't read "Wild", you must.

Mar 08, 2016

I love Cheryl Strayed's tough compassion, her message of forgiveness and the encouragement she gives people.

Dec 12, 2015

Not a book -- dang it --- but a collection of quotes.
Everything from scribbles in your junior-high notebook, the cursing in your college journal, the Oprah-Ah Ha moment you captured in your 40s, to the things you love most about Cheryl Strayed and her "Wild" voice -- it's all here. In one-page snippets.
I gave it 5 stars because of the shared consciousness the collection represents through these phases. I recognized shared themes in nearly all. But I most admire her way of cutting to the bone: "Every last one of us can do better than give up." And do it like a mother bleeper apparently. Keep Calm & Hike On


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Jun 25, 2016

I really enjoyed this book and plan to own it. It is a brilliant compilation of quotes the author has collected and some of them hit very close to home. I did not give it 5 stars due to the fact that there are some serious "cuss words' in it. I sound like an old Fuddy Duddy - but I get no pleasure from reading words that I find offensive.


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