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On Being Human by Jennifer Pastiloff

On Being Human

On Being Human by Jennifer Pastiloff
Jun 04, 2019 | 336 Pages
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Advance Praise for On Being Human

“This book is a beacon of hope from someone who’s been VERY far away from that beacon but managed to find her way back.”
–Patton Oswalt

“Forget everything you know about memoir. Of course this is about the comet that is Jen Pastiloff and how she grew up struggling with deafness, depression, and a wrecked body image to go on and crack open the world’s heart with yoga/writing retreats, a website named The Manifest-Station, and pure love—but honestly, it’s really the memoir of all of us, every single one of us who ever felt I’m not enough, I’m not loved, I’m falling apart, I don’t’ belong here. I was reading this moving memoir while crying, scribbling down sentences and holding onto them like life lines. I’ve got you, Jen says, but the true message of this radiant memoir is nothing short that revolutionary love: we’ve got each other.”
–Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

“This darkly funny, deeply personal and powerful memoir will speak to anyone who has ever felt outcast: from their bodies, their minds, the world. A must read for human beings.”
–Emily Rapp Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Still Point of the Turning World and Poster Child: A Memoir

“Listen to me: you’re going to think Jen Pastiloff is your BFF after you read this book because when you’re done reading it you will feel known. No one is better qualified to write a book called On Being Human than this particular human. Having long struggled to accept her own imperfections and struggles, Jen manages to bring these to the page with a humor, heart and generosity that makes room for all of us to be a little kinder to ourselves.”
–Elizabeth Crane, author of Turf and The History of Great Things 

“Jen Pastiloff is the authentic voice women need right now. By challenging us to embrace our imperfections she teaches that ‘wellness’ is the process of letting go of ideas that don’t serve us– as well as a radical act of joy. The On Being Human workshop is a radical reset for anyone struggling to become herself.”
–Lori Leibovich, Editor-in-Chief of Health

“Jen Pastiloff is a rejuvenating supernova! A life force of primal extravagant delight! Frank and funny, she’ll boss herself around and change the rest of us in the meantime.  I’d want to listen to anything she has to say.”
–Naomi Shihab Nye, Pushcart Prize-winning poet and author of Fuel and 19 Varieties of Gazelle

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