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Keep Moving

Keep Moving

‘Keep Moving speaks to you like an encouraging friend reminding you that you can feel and survive deep loss, sink into life’s deep beauty and constantly make yourself new’ Glennon Doyle, bestselling author of Untamed

‘Candid, lyrical and full of empathy, this is a book that feels vital and welcome in these times – for those who are struggling, or anyone just seeking joy’ Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations

‘Maggie Smith writes so honestly without being brutal and she shows readers hope while avoiding the saccharine. To experience relief from am book is rare and wonderful thing. Keep Moving gave me that relief’ Bella Mackie, author of Jog On


‘I’m so grateful for the clarity, compassion, and wit in these pages. This is a book that will change you, a book you will want to give to someone you love. I’ve never read anything quite like it’ Lucy Kalanithi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, and widow of Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes Air

To help navigate her way through a difficult divorce, the poet Maggie Smith started sharing her daily ‘notes to self’ on social media and soon found that her thoughts resonated with people going through a host of life changes. In this deeply moving book of thoughts, quotes and personal essays, Maggie Smith writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation.

Like kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with gold, Keep Moving celebrates the beauty and strength on the other side of loss. This is a book for anyone who has gone through a difficult time and is wondering: What comes next?

‘I read this book in one sitting during one of the most difficult weeks of my life . . . Every single page of this book made me breathe a little deeper and feel a little less alone’ Amanda Palmer
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Genre: Literature & Literary Studies / Prose: Non-fiction / Literary Essays

On Sale: 6th October 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781472155986

Reviews

I'm so grateful for the clarity, compassion, and wit in these pages. This is a book that will change you, a book you will want to give to someone you love. I've never read anything quite like it
Lucy Kalanithi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, and widow of Paul Kalanithi, author of When Breath Becomes Air
Keep Moving speaks to you like an encouraging friend reminding you that you can feel and survive deep loss, sink into life's deep beauty, and constantly make yourself new
Glennon Doyle, bestselling author of Untamed
Candid, lyrical, and full of empathy, this is a book that feels vital and welcome in these times . . . . A stunning and wise piece of work Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations
Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations
I wish I'd had a copy of Keep Moving when my first marriage ended. It would have consoled my fears about being alone. Maggie Smith writes so honestly without being brutal, and she shows readers hope while avoiding the saccharine... To experience relief from a book is a rare and wonderful thing. Keep Moving gave me that relief
Bella Mackie, author of Jog On
I read this book in one sitting during one of the most difficult weeks of my life . . . This isn't lofty self-help stuff; she doesn't speak from above. Instead, she speaks next to you, whispering right in your ear that we are all in the trenches together. Every single page of this book made me breathe a little deeper and feel a little less alone
Amanda Palmer
In a season of unprecedented uncertainty, Keep Moving has arrived just in time
Bookpage
Words of encouragement from an award-winning poet . . . Smith offers a reminder of what self-help can be at its best: intelligent, honest, uncompromising, and, most importantly, helpful
Kirkus Reviews
A Poet for Times of Trouble
The Wall Street Journal