52 Things I Wish I Could Have Told Myself When I Was 17 (Paperback)
Cimarron Books, 9780965907538, 64pp.
Publication Date: November 27, 2018
If you've ever wanted to go back in time and talk to your younger self--to give advice, to say what you wish you had known then that you know now, to promise that even when it gets bad, it will get better--then this book is for you. If you are still young enough that most of life's lessons stretch ahead in front of you, then save yourself a heap of trouble and read what's on these pages.
"This book is a must-have for readers who wish to garner the wisdom of a gifted writer who has lived it and learned a lot about life's journey along the way." --Dayton Daily News
"Shuly X chitl Cawood opens her new book light-heartedly: with good advice on bangs. It's not all fun and games though: she also counsels her younger self on more serious topics-- love and faith and health and remembering that patience is sometimes required." --Courtney LeBlanc, author of The Violence Within
"Here are three more things to tell yourself at any age: 1. This book belongs in the hands of everyone turning 17--or even 57 You won't find a better birthday gift. 2. Even if you don't read it until you're 57, it will still bring you tears, solace, and wisdom. 3. Here is a writer to follow closely: the beauty, delight and humor that emanates from her work will stay with you for a very long time." --Carla Sameth, author of One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir