Bittersweet : How to Turn Sorrow Into Creativity, Beauty and Love-9780241300671

Bittersweet : How to Turn Sorrow Into Creativity, Beauty and Love by Cain, Susan

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Author: Cain, Susan

Prose: non-fiction

Published on 15 June 2023 by Penguin Books Ltd in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 384 pages
126 x 197 x 28 | 264g

AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICKTHE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER -- FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING'Amazing and profound . . . every single person should read it' Johann Hari'Moving and eloquent' Sunday TimesWhether you long for the partner who broke up with you, or the one you dream of meeting; whether you hunger for the happy childhood you'll never have, or for the divine; whether you yearn for a lost person, an unborn child, the fountain of youth, or unconditional love: These are all manifestations of the same great ache...

In this inspiring and genre-bending work, Susan Cain - author of the international bestseller Quiet - shows us the power of a 'bittersweet' outlook: the overlooked tendency to states of longing and poignancy, and a piercing joy at the beauty of the world.

Embracing the bittersweet means understanding that light and dark, birth and death - bitter and sweet - are forever paired, and that by recognising this we can find the true path to creativity and connection.

Bringing to light the ideas of artists, writers and thinkers from all over the world, and her own quest for answers over the course of a lifetime, Susan Cain fundamentally shifts our understanding of life by teaching us how to turn sorrow into an enriching superpower.