101 Simple Truths for a Better Life
HarperOne, 9780062905161, 320pp.
Publication Date: April 9, 2019
The internationally bestselling self-empowerment book from influencer, rapper, and spoken word artist Humble the Poet, now available in a new edition with a new foreword by the author. Unlearn offers short, accessible, and counterintuitive lessons for reaching our full potential.
Beloved for his sincerity, playfulness, and sage advice, globally famous rapper, spoken word artist, poet, blogger, and influencer Humble the Poet has traditionally shared his message of self-discovery, creativity, and empowerment with his fans through music and written word. That message has now been extended to this empowering book, offering insights and wisdom that challenge conventional thinking and help you tap into your best, most authentic self.
Humble sees life with unique clarity. In Unlearn, he opens our eyes to our own lives, helping us to recognize the possibilities that await us and the challenges that prevent us from realizing our dreams. With his characteristic honesty and forthrightness, he helps us shed the problematic lessons we’ve learned throughout our lives that limit us, from sabotaging habits, to fixed mindsets, to past regrets, and relearn new, unconventional ways of moving through life. Among his 101 lessons are:
- Fitting In Is a Pointless Activity
- Don’t Trust Everything You Feel
- Killing Expectations Births Happiness
- Comparisons are Killer
- Baby Steps Add Up
- You Decide Your Worth
Profound in its simplicity, Unlearn is the perfect invitation to a new beginning and to pursue a life of fulfillment.
About the Author
HUMBLE THE POET, AKA KANWER SINGH, is a Canadian-born rapper, spoken-word artist, poet, international bestselling author, and former elementary school teacher with a wildly popular blog of over 100,000 monthly readers. He has over 930,000 social media followers and his first book, Unlearn, is a Globe & Mail bestseller in Canada. He has performed at concerts and festivals including Lollapalooza and been featured in major media including Buzzfeed and Huffington Post. Visit him at HumbleThePoet.com.
Praise For Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life…
— Gary John Bishop, New York Times bestselling author of Unfu*k Yourself
“This is not a book. This is a mirror that forces you to look into the deepest parts of yourself and have an honest conversation. These simple truths hit hard. This is the straight-talking best friend that everyone needs.”
— Lilly Singh, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Bawse
“This book was incredible! It makes you take an honest look at yourself and realize you’re not alone in those crazy thoughts, situations and struggles. Even if you think you have it all, I guarantee you’ll get so much more out of this than you’d ever imagine.”
— Justine Ezarik, New York Times bestselling author of I, Justine
“Great read! Salute Humble the Poet”
— Charlamagne tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege