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Random House Publishing Group, Spring 2019

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Tell Me More
Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say
By (author): Kelly Corrigan
9780399588396 Paperback, Trade English General Trade SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational Apr 30, 2019
$22.00 CAD
Active 5.14 x 8 x 0.55 in 256 pages Random House Trade Paperback Random House Trade Paperbacks
A powerful book about seven phrases that make us better people, from the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and “the Poet Laureate of the ordinary” (Huffington Post).

Tell Me More is a funny, wise and insightful exploration of twelve sentences adult life requires. With Kelly’s signature candor and good will, each chapter draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging and mortality.

Each chapter is animated by poignant, hilarious stories from Kelly’s own life and is focused on one of twelve sentences:

Onward, a one-word sentence that celebrates the moment we stop raging against people and situations that will not be changed and decide to just get on with it.

I Don’t Know, a candid and liberating statement to help us make peace with uncertainty, unknowns and unknowables.

Tell Me More, a prompt to squelch our instinct to fix, fix, fix…and just listen.

No, a mighty two-letter sentry against dangers of all sorts, including martyrdom.

You Got This, an empowering message that honors, embraces and possibly multiplies personal capacity.

I Was Wrong, a deep dive into how to apologize and the astonishing corrections a perfect apology can make possible.

You Can Go, for the excruciating moment when it’s time to say goodbye to someone you hardly think you can get through a day without.

Publication History: Random House HC (1/18)

Corrigan is the AUTHOR OF THREE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS. Her last two books, Glitter and Glue and Lift debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and each remained on the list for seven weeks. She has dedicated fans across the country.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Kelly won Best New Book in the Books for a Better Life Awards for The Middle Place, and Lift was nominated for a 2010 Goodreads Choice Award as well as the 2010 Books for A Better Life Awards in Motivational.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM: Corrigan has been called “the voice of a generation” by O: The Oprah Magazine.

Kelly Corrigan has been called “the voice of her generation” by O: The Oprah Magazine and “the poet laureate of the ordinary” by HuffPost. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Middle Place, Lift, and Glitter and Glue. She is also the creative director of the Nantucket Project and host of their conversation series about what matters most. With a few friends, she created Notes & Words, an annual benefit concert featuring writers and musicians on stage together that has raised $8 million for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She lives near Oakland, California, with her husband, Edward Lichty, and her teenage daughters, Georgia and Claire.

Author Residence: Bay Area, CA

Author Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

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“That she is so candidly aware of her own shortcomings…makes the journey of discovery with her great fun.”USA Today
“Kelly Corrigan wrote the book—well, make that four—on the heart-tugging joyride that happens in real life. Whether she’s being diagnosed with cancer in her thirties or watching her bigger-than-life father beat cancer or wryly observing other family members as well as herself, Corrigan’s books are inspiring as well as so much fun to read.”Parade

“With heartfelt humor and penetrating insight, Corrigan uses the pain, anguish, failure, and occasional successes in her life to explore the vital connection between the words we say and the relationships we develop, both with the people around us and ourselves. Punctuated with her signature warmth and unflinching honesty, her introspective musings gush with empathy for every partner, parent, child, or friend who has said the wrong thing at the wrong time. At times laugh-out-loud funny but overwhelmingly bittersweet, this brief book spans time and experience to drive home a seemingly simple but significant message: finding the right words is a lifelong journey. Other phrases include ‘I Love You’ and ‘No Words at All.’ Moving and deeply personal, Corrigan’s portraits of love and loss urge readers to speak more carefully and hold on tighter to the people they love.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This book is beautiful. It’s funny and real and fearless and deep in a way that made me grateful it exists.”—Judd Apatow
Tell Me More, a memoir so beautifully honest in its depiction of love and loss, transformed me.”—Imbolo Mbue, New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers

Tell Me More is a testament to the idea that the things we say matter, that our words have the power to comfort and uplift, empower and inspire. Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth and courage. As life unfolds, this is a book I will go back to again and again.”—Glennon Doyle

“It is such a comfort just knowing that Kelly Corrigan exists: she is somehow both wise and self-deprecating; funny but unafraid of pain; frank but gentle. She is the sister/mother/best friend we all wish we could have—and because of this big-hearted book, we all get to.”—Ariel Levy, author of The Rules Do Not Apply

“With full-bodied humor and radical sensitivity, Kelly Corrigan transforms the mundane pain of life into a necessary spiritual text of sorts, one that reminds us that we have the right to grieve but the obligation to be grateful. This book will remind you that you are human—and of the fragile loveliness of being so.”—Lena Dunham

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