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  • Published: 17 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781101982723
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $29.99

If You Feel Too Much


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If You Feel Too Much is a celebration of hope, wonder, and what it means to be human. From personal stories of struggling on days most people celebrate to words of strength and encouragement in moments of loss, the essays in this book invite readers to believe that it’s okay to admit to pain and okay to ask for help. If You Feel Too Much is an important book from one of this generation’s most important voices.

In 2006 Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called “To Write Love on Her Arms,” about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, depression, and self-injury. The piece was so hauntingly beautiful that it quickly went viral, giving birth to a non-profit organization of the same name. Now, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is an internationally recognized leader in suicide prevention and a source of hope, encouragement, and support for people worldwide.

If You Feel Too Much is a celebration of hope, wonder, and what it means to be human. From personal stories of struggling on days most people celebrate to words of strength and encouragement in moments of loss, the essays in this book invite readers to believe that it’s okay to admit to pain and okay to ask for help. If You Feel Too Much is an important book from one of this generation’s most important voices.

  • Pub date: 17 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781101982723
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $29.99

Praise for If You Feel Too Much

“I’ve heard countless stories from people who were hurting, lonely, confused, and even suicidal—they were able to find a toehold in Jamie’s words. They love him because he accepted them as they were, told them they didn’t have to act, and let them know their story contributed to the beauty”

from the foreword by Donald Miller, New York Times bestselling author of Blue Like Jazz

“It’s rare that I’m truly inspired by what life brings to my front door. Meeting Jamie was one of these rare moments. He has the biggest heart and when he says the words ‘You matter,’ you believe him”

Alex Morgan, U.S. Womenâ??s National Soccer Team

“Jamie loves people unlike anyone I’ve ever met. He is also a humble guy and a faithful friend. He’s the one who has offered to come on my darkest day, to cry with me, and on my best day to celebrate. His brand of love is one without judgment, boundaries or pretense. This book gives you a wonderful glimpse at Jamie’s beautiful heart. You’re in for a treat”

Bob Goff, New York Times-bestselling author of Love Does

“Jamie is special. He is sincere and sensitive and kind. He has poured his heart into this book, and that’s how he lives his life. I hope the honesty in Jamie’s story and experiences will help you to be honest in yours”

Kyle Korver, NBA All-Star

“Through poignant self-reflection and stories that pulse with a poetic rawness, Jamie invites us to be part of a bigger conversation. It’s one that leads to community, connection, healing and incredible hope”

Dr. Georgina Smith, clinical psychologist


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