This Is How You Survive 1st Edition
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"This Is How You Survive ultimately leaves you feeling empowered and inspired to live every day to the fullest." - NUET
About the Author
Her first poetry collection, This Is How You Survive has been known to make people grab their cowboy boots and depart immediately in pursuit of joy, so caution is advised (or at least a sturdy suitcase).
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This book, I believe, offers a fairly measured and honest account of humanity and what it is to begin loving one's self in a world that would rather see us wounded, and hopelessly clinging to one another. That being said, I struggled with parts of it, as I don't know if the author's style is the most effective way to achieve the goal of lighting to path to survival. At times instead of providing an onward looking and bright shining potential of what an individual could be, it seemed to glorify the spiteful back-turning on those who don't know better than to glorify their suffering. With this in mind I'd say that one has to be in the sort of mind to actually want to live well, rather than to revel in the contention of matters like rampant self image, and codependency issues, for the book to fully hit home. Likewise, it also works the other way around, if one has already found a way to be happy with one's situation, then this book again loses it's purpose, but that's not a slight of the book, that's merely the collection's a target audience, and that's fine. My main concern to this end, is that the target audience might well come from a place where they once thought they were right to be suffering, or in some tragic way believed that they deserved it, and this book doesn't really tackle that so much as articulate that it's wrong, or bad some way, and that might not always be the most beneficial.
It's good and I recommend it. My copy was weird, like the first 20 odd pages are slightly shorter than the rest of the book, but it also took ages for Amazon to print it so I guess their machines were throwing some kind of strop at the time. Definitely worth a purchase if you're into the sort brand that Lana is putting out, or if you're looking for some kind of direction that means well, and will probably work out in the end too.