Finalist for the Library of Virginia's People's Choice Award
Winner of the International Poe Festival's Saturday "Visiter" Award
As seen in the Wall Street Journal
, the Washington Post
, and the Baltimore Sun When life's got you down and things aren't going your way, who better to turn to than Edgar Allan Poe? Discover how to say "nevermore" to your problems in this darkly comedic and refreshing self-help guide.
Of all the writers anywhere, Poe might be the least
likely person you'd ever turn to for advice. His life was a complete dumpster fire: he married his cousin; got fired from one job after another; constantly feuded with friends and rivals; and
he was always broke. But that's also precisely the point. Though Poe failed again and again, he also persevered.
Drawing deeply on his works and life, Catherine Baab-Muguira takes the familiar image of Poe in a new and surprising direction in this darkly inspiring self-help book. Despite what you might think, Edgar Allan Poe is the perfect
person to teach you to say "Nevermore, problems!" and show you how to use all the terrible situations, tough breaks, bad luck, and even your darkest emotions in novel and creative ways to make a name for yourself and carve out your own unique, notorious place in the world.
An inspirational tale for black sheep everywhere, Poe for Your Problems
will teach you how to overcome life's biggest challenges to succeed at work, love, and art--despite the odds and no matter your flaws.
About the Author
Catherine Baab-Muguira is a writer and journalist who has contributed to, among others, Slate, Quartz, CNBC and NBC News. A frequent podcast and radio guest, with appearances on NPR and Lifehacker's Upgrade, she lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and baby son.