Tiny Beautiful Things
The author of Wild once wrote an anonymous advice column (as “Sugar”) for the literary website The Rumpus, dispensing advice on relationships, family, and creativity that was consistently modern, funny, wise, and warm. Tiny Beautiful Things, released after the publication of Wild, and after Strayed revealed that she was the voice behind “Sugar,” collects her columns in this volume. Spanning all topics and approaches, the book will get anyone—independent of age or circumstance—through a hectic or change-filled time.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Cleaning house takes on new philosophical importance in this bestselling book about organizing and tidying. If there’s one way to start the back-to-school season off right, it’s by putting into practice Kondo’s advice.
Over the past few weeks, whether online, among friends, in stores, or on TV, you’ve probably heard a lot about “back-to-school.” In its most literal sense, the term refers to the commencement of the fall academic semester, and the concomitant revival of all things scholastic—coursework, team sports, red-tag sales on marble notebooks, packed lunches. In a broader sense, though, the term refers to a kind of atmospheric change, vague and bigger than its name suggests, and all sorts of people, not just students, feel its effects. Temperatures fall, pressures at work increase, and projects or concerns that might have taken a backseat during the summer months return to the fore, demanding our attention. These books, from an advice collection to a tidying how-to, will prep you for the sometimes stressful, but just as often exciting, months to come—independent of your enrollment status.
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