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How to Human: An Incomplete Manual for Living in a Messed-Up World

How to Human: An Incomplete Manual for Living in a Messed-Up World

by Alice Connor


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Being human is hard. Being a good human is even harder. Practicing kindness, honesty, and self-awareness in the face of doubt, failure, ambiguity, and vulnerability can feel insurmountable.

How to Human is here to help. Alice Connor draws on nearly a decade of experience as a college chaplain to provide a tender and irreverent take on one of life's most fundamental questions: how to be a better human in a world dead set against it.

Connor offers sage wisdom and no-nonsense realism through real-life examples that strike right at the rashes and rubs of the human experience. She'll take you by the hand, tell you what you need to hear, and encourage you to embrace the chaos. How to Human will help you see life as an experiment--not a quest for the right answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506449104
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Alice Connor is an Episcopal priest and a chaplain on a college campus. She is the author of Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation and How to Human:An Incomplete Manual for Living in a Messed-Up World.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Try it, you'll like it.
1. Take people seriously.
2. Do shit on purpose.
3. Sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
4. Take off the costume.
5. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
6. It's okay to feel your feelings.
7. Say the thing.
8. Ask for what you need.
9. You're involved, not in control.
10. If we eat together, we will not betray one another.
11. Consider the lilies, dammit.
12. Ambiguity is neither good nor bad. 13. Everything's awkward. Lean into it. Conclusion: So what?