Getting to Center: Pathways to Finding Yourself Within the Great Unknown

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William Morrow & Company
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5.3 X 8.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Marlee Grace is a dancer and writer whose work focuses on the self, devotion, ritual, creativity, and art making. Her practice is rooted in improvisation as a compositional form that takes shape in movement videos, books, quilting, online courses, and hosting artists. Marlee's Instagram dance project Personal Practice has been featured in the New York Times, Dance Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, and more. You can find her zines, things she makes, artists she hosts, and more at

Marlee is a person who lives deeply, pressed right up to the window of her truth. She offers her findings to us in this book, a space of radical generosity and sparkling love. Getting to Center is a balm, a permission slip, a friend, an affirmation, a guide, a prayer, and a practical place to help one connect to their rhythms of a creative, authentic life spiral.--Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, author of The Moon Book: Lunar Magic to Change Your Life
Marlee Grace's book has become a bible, sitting by my bed so I can pick it up and read what I've highlighted before I sleep and when I wake. It's that book--the one you want to end your day with and begin the next one with. It's required reading for everyone in my life. An accessible, tender, and honest journey toward self via Marlee Grace, one of our great teachers of grace, as it were.--Jen Pastiloff, author of the National Bestseller On Being Human
My copy of this book is dog-eared, tea stained, and annotated beyond recognition. Getting to Center is like a long late night conversation with your best friend that reminds you of your own radiant messy perfection. This book will open you to knowing and loving yourself in ways that previously felt impossible. I'm jealous you get to take this ride with Marlee Grace for the first time."--Taylor Schilling
Marlee's work shifts and stretches. This new collection is a necessary resource for those of us looking to re-center, lean in, and get curious about ourselves, about our heart's work. Getting to Center is a blessing in book form.--Alexandra Elle, author of After the Rain
Marlee Grace has a profound gift for helping us understand that so many of the things in life that we take pains to avoid are actually the richest parts of the journey; and that getting to center is a matter of gentle practice --of making space for mistakes, change, guilt, discomfort, not knowing, grief, and even joy--and then allowing them to feed, teach and transform us." --Lisa Congdon, Artist and Author
...[Grace's] gift is a willingness to expose her insecurities and question her beliefs, and the core advice buried beneath her calls to drink water, get rest, be grateful, forgive yourself, and have faith is surprisingly universal. This will especially resonate with readers in their late teens through their thirties.--Booklist
Marlee Grace embodies permission. Getting To Center is the physical manifestation of that embodiment. It's a gentle guide to saying yes to yourself, going inward, hugging the dark bits and coming out the other side. It's a book I didn't know I needed but now that it's here, I couldn't imagine life without it.--Erica Chidi, Co-founder and CEO of LOOM