Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging

Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging

Sixteen innovators, creatives, and thought leaders--Austin Channing Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, among others--share intimate stories of uncovering beauty and potential through moments of fear, loss, heartbreak, and uncertainty.

"If you are looking for a little bit of gentleness, a warm word from writers you can trust, well, here it is."--Glamour

Over the course of four years, the traveling love rally called Together Live brought together diverse storytellers for epic evenings of laughter, music, and hard-won wisdom to huge audiences across the country. Well-known womxn (and the occasional man) from all walks of life shared their most vulnerable truths in a radical act of love, paving the way for healing in the face of adversity.

Now, off the stage and on the pages of Hungry Hearts, sixteen of these beloved speakers offer moving, inspiring, deeply personal essays as a reminder that we can heal from grief and that divisions can be repaired. Bozoma Saint John opens herself up to love after loss; Cameron Esposito confronts the limits of self-reliance in the wake of divorce; Ashley C. Ford learns to trust herself for the first time. A heartfelt anthology of transformation, self-discovery, and courage that also includes essays by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Amena Brown, Austin Channing Brown, Natalie Guerrero, Sue Monk Kidd, Connie Lim (MILCK), Nkosingiphile Mabaso, Jillian Mercado, Priya Parker, Geena Rocero, Michael Trotter and Tanya-Blount Trotter of The War and Treaty, and Maysoon Zayid, Hungry Hearts shows how reconnecting with our own burning, undeniable intuition points us toward our unique purpose and the communities where we most belong.

Title:Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging
ISBN:9780593229620
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  • Genevieve Trono

    {Thank you to Dial Press for my gifted copy}Hungry Hearts is a powerful collection of essay-style writing from some of the most well-known names in writing and storytelling - ultimately sharing their ...

  • Michelle McGrane

    “Sharing our authentic stories can be transformational. Someone may look very different from us on the outside, but what our true stories reveal is that, on the inside, we have all experienced simil...

  • Miri

    This was exactly the book I needed to read at this point in the pandemic, when I am feeling isolated, lonely, disconnected and...sad. This was a beautiful, beautiful collection of stories of people sh...

  • Zibby Owens

    This is a compilation of essays from great authors that focus on perseverance. In the introduction, the author says she couldn't find a more receptive audience for her stories. She said, "If I told yo...

  • Ben Truong

    Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging is an anthology of sixteen personal essays collected and edited by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. It is a collection of personals essays from diverse s...

  • MMill

    I loved this short collection of essays from such an eclectic and compelling combination of authors. They recognize and share traumas, grief and heartbreaks, while encouraging bravery, most especially...

  • Kathy

    I received a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.Hungry Hearts is a collection of essays by mostly female writers/entertainers. There are a few stand outs, such as Sue Monk Kidd's (she could ...

  • Susie Dumond

    In 2021, many are feeling disconnected, lonely, and uncertain of the future. This essay collection comes at just the right time, featuring stories of when these writers and inspirational figures took ...

  • Natalie

    Really loved this book. Reading it was energizing.I need to go back through and pick the specific essays that stood out, but to be honest, out of the 16 essays there was maybe only 1 or 2 that didn't ...

  • Danielle Gibbons

    I loved this book! Each story felt like Mana for my heart and soul. At first, I wanted to binge-read it but knew I'd be super bummed if it was over too soon. So I only read one story at a time and str...