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A pity party is still a party : a feel-good guide to feeling bad

Chelsea Harvey Garner (Author, Illustrator)
"Most of us try to avoid feeling sad, but in this candid, comical, and deeply-felt book, therapist Chelsea Harvey Garner doesn't just argue that the future will be brighter if we learn to enjoy the unenjoyable and support each other when the vibes aren't so good, she also shows us how. What if all the advice we've received about “looking on the bright side” is wrong? What if sadness is actually the key to happiness, and can even be . . . fun? Garner is here to make that case. In this feel-good guide to feeling bad, she claims it's not enough for us to tolerate hard feelings. We need to embrace them. We need to let them show by crying with others. Often. In public. Playful, at times irreverent, but always sincere, Garner is the grown-up Miss Frizzle for the therapy generation. She believes that if we want to build a world where mental health is the norm, we have to lean into connection and count on each other, even—and perhaps especially—at our worst."--Back cover
Print Book, English, 2023
First edition View all formats and editions
Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY, 2023
Self-help publications
xxii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
9780063082410, 0063082411
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