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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141999982
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $18.00

The How

Notes on the Great Work of Meeting Yourself




An inspiring blend of reflections, practical prompts and poetry from the acclaimed author of bone and The Terrible

We still dream though don't we? We are gifted with a way into ourselves, night after night after night.

Yrsa Daley-Ward's words have resonated with hundreds of thousands of readers around the world: through her books of poetry and memoir bone and The Terrible, through her powerful writing for Beyoncé on Black Is King and through her always-illuminating Instagram posts.

In The How, Yrsa gently takes readers by the hand, encouraging them to join her as she explores how we can remove our filters, and see and feel more of who we really are behind the preconceived notions of propriety and manners we've accumulated with age. With a mix of short, lyrical musings, immersive poetry and intriguing meditations, The How can be used to start conversations, to prompt writing, to delve deeper - whether you're on your own or with friends, on your feet or writing from the solace of home.

  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141999982
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $18.00

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Praise for The Terrible

2018

A rare combination of literary brilliance, originality of voice and a narrative that commands you to keep going until you've reached the last page . . . her prose is invigorating, razor-sharp and moves at the speed of light . . . Yrsa Daley-Ward is an explosive new talent and this book should not be missed

Anna van Praagh, Evening Standard

Daley-Ward is a stylish writer, as well as an unusual voice . . . she has a knack for distilling wild emotions into precise imagery, for selecting insightful impressions

Francesca Angelini, Sunday Times

A major literary talent . . . speaks about the power and powerlessness that young women are subject to in a wholly fresh, clear-eyed way . . . you'll find it hard to come away from The Terrible without a stab of recognition in your chest

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