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I still remember seeing the first editions in your living room in Bath, and it was SO bloody exciting!

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I think that was the same week of The Horrible Date -- remember that one? Gosh, dating was fun πŸ˜‚

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Every. Time. I drive past his shop. 🀣🀣🀣

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Jul 17, 2022Liked by Susannah Conway

I loved reading your book, it put my feelings into words when I was navigating grief. And it’s so lovely to hear about what your book gave you in creating community ❀️

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Jul 17, 2022Liked by Susannah Conway

I moved last month and as I was unpacking and shelving my books, I chose a special spot for yours. I cried all the way through this book when I read it in 2014. I do hope you write a follow up to this one someday, even though now isn’t the time (sending lots of love to you and Baba xo).

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I remember reading it during summertime, on the beach. Soaking up not only the rays of the sun, but every word and image. I just noticed it the other day on my bookshelf. Perhaps I will visit it again now that my vacation is coming up...

Charlotte Netz

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Jul 17, 2022Liked by Susannah Conway

When I moved 1600 miles away seven years ago, I downsized everything, including about 400 +/- books. I kept 24 that I couldn't let go of. I took down This I Know from the shelf just last month again and paged thru it. It always brings me something that makes the day better. Thank you. Love to you and Baba

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Gosh! Thank you so much for sharing that, Toni ❀️❀️❀️

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10 years, wow. I remember that time so well and I loved your book! Now I want to re-read it ❀️

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Jul 17, 2022Liked by Susannah Conway

I love that little book so much! My copy has so many margin notes and underlinings that I almost need a clean one just to read!

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That made me a bit teary -- thank you so much! I hope I get to see it one day 😍😍😍

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Jul 17, 2022Liked by Susannah Conway

I still cherish that book. Sometimes I go through books to sort out some to give away - that book always has and always will stay in the 'keep' pile.

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Aww, thank you Jo! ❀️😍

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It is wild, the tension between writing books and creating courses. Your next book is out there- I can feel it! I, too, loved reading this book. I am sure we all cringe at earlier writing, but how could we write the way we do now if our younger selves weren’t brave and foolhardy enough to give telling stories a go. So so glad they did. And even if you cringe at some words, know none of us do! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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The next one needs to come with sheets of stickers tucked in the back 😍😍

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ooooh- special edition washi too???

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All this nostalgia is super fun…it really takes me back to a great time. Thanks for helping me remember the me back then.

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It still sits on my bedside table in a small stack of my treasured + adored - you keep good company alongside Patti Smith, a stack of photos of my daughter and a box of my slide film of Paris in 1980 xxoo

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lovely lady,

i participated in all your courses and have your book on my shelf. it is is full of post it notes and folded pages. reflecting back on that time of my life i feel your writings and imagery etched into my path of un-petaling myself and viewing all my beauty and falling for the parts that i would view with shame. i began seeing my internal and external world in a way i could never have imagined.

from my heart to yours, thank you. x

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Hi, here's news for you. That book of yours is still changing people. I read it through yesterday, and loved so many things about it. For starters, my mother, long ago, lost her partner in similar circumstances, so that insight was intriguing. But also, I love your attitude to childhood trauma. I could dine out on mine for the rest of my life, but there comes a point when you have to take over the wheel yourself. I find your attitude to internet friendships refreshing, too. Long ago, I got in way over my head with someone who seemed to understand me better than anyone else, including my husband, ever had. He did me massive harm, but my marriage survived and I also learned a lot from him (not least, to check out The Artist's Way).

Long story cut short, that's made me very leery of going too deep online ever since, but it's over 20 years ago now, I've learned a great deal, and I'm sensing that it is time to open myself up rather more. It's been coming a while, and you're a part of that process. This morning I took my photograph, not something I do lightly since I'm half-bald with chemotherapy right now, and dusted off my Substack. Thank you.

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I loved discovering your substack and reading this post. Your book has clearly touched the lives of so many.

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