Synopses & Reviews
Insightful, humorous, touching, and inspiring are just a few words used to describe this well-loved collection of poems and truisms by the late Portia Nelson. Designed to inspire self discovery, There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk
includes stirring poems that gently lead readers to embrace a more authentic self.
Individuals, therapy groups, the self-help community, and twelve-step programs around the world have embraced this classic book. There’s a Hole My Sidewalk is the perfect motivational gift for yourself, your friends, or your family.
"Treat yourself to a special book by a special lady." —Carol Burnett
"There's a Hole in My Sidewalk explains in a simple and concise way how life works. It is full of practical wisdom that will allow you to embrace and change your life." —John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
"It's like ten years of analysis in a single reading." —Rex Reed
THE ROMANCE OF SELF-DISCOVERY
This classic, well-loved guide to life is warm, wise, and funny. Portia Nelsons book and her poem “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” have been embraced by individuals, therapy groups, and self-help programs around the world.
About the Author
Portia Nelson (1920-2001) was a renaissance woman: author, singer, composer, lyricist, painter, photographer, and actress. She appeared in such films as The Sound of Music, Dr. Dolittle, The Trouble with Angels, and The Other, and she starred on the television soap opera All My Children as the nanny Mrs. Gurney for many years. Nelson wrote, directed, and performed a musical based on There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk. In addition, she wrote music and lyrics for revues, television specials, films, and songs.