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"In this intensely moving tribute to the importance of enjoying every moment of life, Kenison (The Gift of An Ordinary Day), former longtime series editor of The Best American Short Stories, tells a tale inspired by loss and confides what can be gained from it. After a dear friend dies from cancer and her two sons head off to boarding school and college, Kenison is forced to question what remains relevant in her life and how such an introspective examination might portend a change in priorities. Identifying a common and paralyzing fear ('I am so used to doubting my worthiness that the minute I decide to do something, I start convincing myself I'm not up to the job'), she turns to intensive yoga studies, where she learns that 'the best antidote to anxiety about the future is to be present in the here and now,' and that finding contentment in what one is rather than what one thinks one should be is critical. All of these lessons are put to the test when Kenison herself is diagnosed with cancer. Her journey will inspire tears and determination, and remind readers that anything, 'done from the heart, changes the world in some small way for the better.' Agent: Steven Lewers." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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9781455507238
Author:
Kenison, Katrina
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Biography - General
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Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this intensely moving tribute to the importance of enjoying every moment of life, Kenison (The Gift of An Ordinary Day), former longtime series editor of The Best American Short Stories, tells a tale inspired by loss and confides what can be gained from it. After a dear friend dies from cancer and her two sons head off to boarding school and college, Kenison is forced to question what remains relevant in her life and how such an introspective examination might portend a change in priorities. Identifying a common and paralyzing fear ('I am so used to doubting my worthiness that the minute I decide to do something, I start convincing myself I'm not up to the job'), she turns to intensive yoga studies, where she learns that 'the best antidote to anxiety about the future is to be present in the here and now,' and that finding contentment in what one is rather than what one thinks one should be is critical. All of these lessons are put to the test when Kenison herself is diagnosed with cancer. Her journey will inspire tears and determination, and remind readers that anything, 'done from the heart, changes the world in some small way for the better.' Agent: Steven Lewers." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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