**Alice’s advance from Survival Lessons will be donated to the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A very slim book affirming the beauty of existing, living, surviving in the world today and finding joy - no matter what.
Alice Hoffman, Survival Lessons
October 1, 2013
One of America’s most beloved writers shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.
Survival Lessons provides a road map of how to reclaim your
life from this day forward, with ways to re-envision everything—from
relationships with friends and family to the way you see yourself. As
Alice Hoffman says, “In many ways I wrote Survival Lessons to
remind myself of the beauty of life, something that’s all too easy to
overlook during the crisis of illness or loss. I forgot that our lives
are made up of equal parts of sorrow and joy, and that it is impossible
to have one without the other. I wrote to remind myself that despite
everything that was happening to me, there were still choices I could
Wise, gentle, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches all of us how to choose what matters most.
has published twenty-one novels, three books of short fiction, and
eight books for children and young adults. Her books have been published
in more than twenty translations and more than one hundred foreign
editions. Her novels, many of which have been New York Tiimes bestsellers, have received mention as notable books of the year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Library Journal, and People magazine.