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How to Take Care by Erin Williams and Kate Novotny
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How to Take Care by Erin Williams and Kate Novotny
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Oct 18, 2022 | ISBN 9780593541074

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“A healing book for the world weary and traumatized, the over-burdened & under-mothered. This elegantly illustrated and inspired collaboration has a cure on every page. Hilarious and brave, tender and wise. Buy this book for yourself, and anybody else who needs a dang break.”—Mary Karr, New York Times bestselling author of The Liars’ Club, Cherry, Lit, and Art of Memoir

“Entering the world of this book—and it truly feels like a world, lushly illustrated, radiating tenderness and honesty—feels like sitting by a window and talking with a bighearted friend who also happens to be funny as f-ck, and eating hot fudge sundaes while a rainstorm rages outside. The sky is dark, and the flood might be coming, but the air is bristling with candor and compassion, just like these pages, which are full of hard-won insights attuned to the body, alive to the soul, and always aware of their entwinement. Something in this book will crack open a window in your life, I promise you—to let in the smell of the rain, the cold moonlight, the snow under streetlamps, the dawn.”—Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams

“With warmth and compassion, Williams and Novotny have created a reassuring, loving, and essential guide to taking care. If, like me, you are sure you were absent the day they handed out the life manuals, it’s here now. You will love this book, but even better, this book will love you back.”—Elizabeth Crane, author of This Story Will Change

How to Take Care has the feeling of cracking open a wise auntie’s grimoire in that it is both referential and ancestral—a collection of hard-earned knowings, lovingly compiled. My heart beams thinking of this timeless book being passed down from hand to hand, kitchen to kitchen, generation to generation.”—Brittany Carmona-Holt, birthworker, educator, and author of Tarot for Pregnancy: A Companion for Radical Magical Birthing Folks

How to Take Care feels like a comfortable cup of tea with your wise but hilarious friends. These warm, bite-size offerings of healing make doable that ever illusive idea of self-care. They deftly weave personal experience, clinical expertise, and curiosity, providing us with hopeful resources to honor the past and move confidently into our futures.”—Rebecca Feldman, midwife, psychiatric nurse practitioner and psychotherapist

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