The How

The How: Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself

Fiction & Poetry, Poetry
Paperback Published on: 11/11/2021
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We still dream though, don't we? We are gifted with a way into ourselves, night after night after night.

Yrsa Daley-Ward's words have resonated with hundreds of thousands of readers around the world: through her books of poetry and memoir bone and The Terrible, through her powerful writing for Beyonce on Black Is King and through her always-illuminating Instagram posts.

In The How, Yrsa gently takes readers by the hand, encouraging them to join her as she explores how we can remove our filters, and see and feel more of who we really are behind the preconceived notions of propriety and manners we've accumulated with age. With a mix of short, lyrical musings, immersive poetry and intriguing meditations, The How can be used to start conversations, to prompt writing, to delve deeper - whether you're on your own or with friends, on your feet or writing from the solace of home.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141998879
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 145g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm

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The How
Feels like a warm hug!
Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review I hold self help books to a very high standard because, ... READ MORE
tash holmes
The How
Self help written from the heart
I want to start by saying how much I loved this book. It is self help, yes, but not written in the same dry way as many books of this genre are. The author... READ MORE
Laura Jones
The How
Enlightening for some
I was confused by this book – is it self-help, is it poetry? Does it even matter what genre it is? The author endeared me to them when they said that they ... READ MORE
T Edwards
The How
Self help for the modern age from a distinctive voice
Yrsa Daley-Ward is a new and distinctive voice for me. She is a writer, a poet and a teller of stories. The How is her fourth book, following an acclaime... READ MORE