No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear)

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Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.04 X 7.64 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593230770

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About the Author

Kate Bowler is an associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. She completed her undergraduate degree at Macalester College, received a master's of religion from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD at Duke University. She is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, the New York Times bestselling memoir Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, and The Preacher's Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities. On her popular podcast, Everything Happens, she talks with people about what they have learned in difficult times and why it is so difficult to speak frankly about suffering. She has appeared on the TED stage, NPR, and Today, and her writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Toban, and son, Zach.

Reviews

"With grace, wisdom, and humor, Kate Bowler encourages us to cut back on self-help Kool-Aid and teaches us what it means to be human."--Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again

"Kate Bowler has paid through the nose to become a writer of uncommon spiritual wisdom, coupled with an amazing sense of humor and a heart full of love. She fills me with hope."--Anne Lamott, New York Times bestselling author of Dusk, Light, Dawn

"Kate Bowler refuses to jump on the bandwagon of toxic positivity. Instead, she leads us to a truer truth: The work is unfinishable, and so be it."--Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author, host of the podcast Kelly Corrigan Wonders and PBS's Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan

"Kate Bowler is the rare author who can explore difficult subjects with both breathtaking honesty and lightheartedness. She brings profound insight and love to the human experience."--Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

"In a culture that asks us to constantly strive and improve, Kate Bowler recognizes that our own pain is neither an aberration nor an opportunity but a fact of life. There is nobody on earth who sees our humanity quite like Kate Bowler."--Nora McInerny, creator and host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking

"Those in need of a wake-up call will find it in this breathtaking narrative. . . . Bowler's strong faith is present throughout, though the writing, refreshingly, never feels overtly religious. . . . Her convictions underscore the importance of living life on one's own terms."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"With hilarity and courage, Bowler tells the story of being diagnosed with stage-four cancer at age thirty-five, which forced her to re-examine the way she (and we) live our lives. This is a brilliant examination of what happens when everything you assumed is suddenly in question."--Lori Gottlieb, bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone