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No Cure for Being Human

Author: Kate Bowler  

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The visceral and insightful personal story of a Divinity Professor coming to terms with what life really means, as she approaches its close.

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The visceral and insightful personal story of a Divinity Professor coming to terms with what life really means, as she approaches its close.

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I've Loved) asks, how do you move forward with a life you didn't choose? Hailed by Glennon Doyle as 'the Christian Joan Didion', Kate Bowler used to accept the modern idea that life is an endless horizon of possibilities, a series of choices which if made correctly, would lead us to a place just out of our reach. A beach body by summer. A trip to Disneyland around the corner. A promotion on the horizon. But then at thirty-five she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, and now she has to ask one of the most fundamental questions of all: How do we create meaning in our lives when the life we hoped for is put on hold indefinitely? In No Cure for Being Human , Kate searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of our modern 'best life now' advice industry, which offers us exhausting positivity, trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn and out-perform our humanness. With dry wit and unflinching honesty she grapples with her cancer diagnosis, her ambition and her faith and searches for some kind of peace with her limitations in a culture that says that anything is possible. Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate's irreverent, hard-won observations in No Cure For Being Human chart a bold path towards learning new ways to live.

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Critic Reviews

“Heartbreaking ... a breathtaking narrative”

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About the Author

Kate Bowler is the NYT bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason and her TED talk on the topic has over 9 million views to date. She hosts the popular podcast 'Everything Happens' and has previously appeared on NPR, Today, New York Times , Washington Post and Time. Kate is an Associate Professor of the History of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Toban, and son, Zach.

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Product Details

Publisher
Ebury Publishing | Rider & Co
Published
30th September 2021
Pages
224
ISBN
9781846047176
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