The Brave In-Between: Notes from the Last Room

Author:   Amy Low
Publisher:   Hachette Books
ISBN:  

9780306831799


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   13 June 2024
Format:   Hardback
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Lessons and advice on navigating uncertainty while battling stage four cancer after divorce in midlife Amy Low resides in a room that is her last-her medical team is clear-eyed with her: there is no cure for Stage IV metastatic colon cancer, and the odds of long-term survival are scant. Miraculously, she's lived four years with her diagnosis, and that life between life has changed her. Through the swirl of prolonged trauma and unbearable grief, a vantage point emerged-a window that showed her the way to relish life and be kinder to herself and others while living through the inevitable loss and heartbreak that crosses everyone's paths. Instead of viewing joy and sorrow as opposites, she saw how both exist in harmony, full of mystery and surprise. Instead of seeing days as succeeding or failing, and physical selves as healthy or unwell, she's learned to carry both achievements and afflictions in stride. And instead of bitterness and betrayal, forgiveness-toward her body, toward others, toward herself-became her wisest light. Mapping her experiences to the words that St. Paul wrote in his own last room, The Brave In-Between is a sacred invitation to explore that space between triumph and tragedy. We all have a heart to marvel at miracles, a lightness to spot the absurdity, and an imagination to pause and extend empathy for others-even when tragedy strikes. Sometimes we just need a guide.

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Author:   Amy Low
Publisher:   Hachette Books
Imprint:   Da Capo Press Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 14.20cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 21.20cm
Weight:   0.349kg
ISBN:  

9780306831799


ISBN 10:   0306831791
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   13 June 2024
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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"""Amy's story is a rich mix of courage, grace, persistence, and most important, love. This is a book to treasure.""--Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and president, Emerson Collective"


"""Amy Low's journey of alchemizing life's wounds into hope, courage, and forgiveness is poignant and powerful. She finds grace in the depths, buoyed by her faith--and offers us guidance to do the same.""--J. Dana Trent, author of Between Two Trailers ""Amy Low's story is at once fragile and strong. And yet in the hardest places, we know that fragility and strength are often intertwined. Amy brings us all closer to that intertwined space. This book gives us new ways to hold both, with renewed resilience and gratitude.""--Arne Duncan, former United States Secretary of Education, CEO of Chicago Public Schools and founder of CRED ""Every day, all over the world, people get news they cannot bear--of a diagnosis, a coup, a melting polar ice cap, a sudden, wrenching loss, a newly named variant. With honesty, humor, wisdom and grace, Amy Low shines a light through the darkness. This book is a treasure to live by, to wrap up with a bow and give to everyone we know.""--Amanda Ripley, New York Times bestselling author of The Smartest Kids in the World, The Unthinkable, and High Conflict ""So many of Amy's dispatches read like poetry-- deeply wise, profound, gorgeously written. Her words vibrate with optimism, humor, and her relentless spirit. In these dystopian days we need a voice like Amy's to shake us out of our stupor and remind us to take one more step forward, one more step up that mountain.""--Dave Isay, founder of NPR's StoryCorps and New York Times bestselling author of Listening is an Act of Love, Callings, and more ""So many people are in pain these days, enduring hard times, facing challenges. They are wondering, 'How do I do this?' Amy Low is the perfect guide.""--David Brooks, New York Times columnist and New York Times bestselling author of How to Know a Person ""Amy's story is a rich mix of courage, grace, persistence, and most important, love. This is a book to treasure.""--Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and president, Emerson Collective"


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Amy Low has been a storyteller all her life. She grew up in and continues to live life through parables and metaphors. She sees her life as an invitation to discovering the new every day and even records some of these discoveries in her Substack, Postcards from the Mountain, whose readers include a great deal of journalists. As the managing director for communications at the Emerson Collective, she directs their efforts to raise awareness for a range of key issues, most notably education reform, immigration, and social justice. Amy manages all of Emerson's communications platforms, and also advises various partners to help bring more attention to ideas and programs that are making a meaningful difference in the world. Before joining Emerson Collective, Amy was chief advocacy and engagement officer at Landesa, a global non-governmental organization committed to curbing rural poverty through the power of secure land rights. She also spent nearly a decade with the political and communications consulting firm, GMMB, where she advised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build support for education reform, early learning, and family homelessness. Most important, Amy is mom to Connor (18) and Lucy (16). Her proudest achievement is raising a son and daughter who one day will be spectacular and forever curious dinner party guests.

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