Brave Enough

Brave Enough

Book - 2015
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From the bestselling author of Wild , a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive.

In her three previous books--her critically acclaimed debut novel, Torch , her groundbreaking memoir, Wild , and her dazzlingly insightful "Dear Sugar" advice columns, Tiny Beautiful Things --Cheryl Strayed has shared with an ardently devoted audience the many twists and trials of her remarkable life, offering much-needed truths, as well as laughter, to millions of readers. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough. Whether humorous or wise (and often both at once) Strayed's words are anthems that remind us that we may inevitably make mistakes, but we can also do better, both for ourselves and for others. Such as:

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.

Brave Enough gathers more than 100 of these "mini-instruction manuals for the soul," urging us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780345810878
0345810872
Characteristics: xv, 135 pages

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abbi_g
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.

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klchapa
Dec 08, 2016

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

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jannylegs
Jul 13, 2016

Good enough.

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SaturdayLibrarian
Apr 27, 2016

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

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conniedaugherty
Mar 08, 2016

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

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cdonaldsontx
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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NANALANG51
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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