Discover the beloved self-help classic featuring moving poems and insightful truisms “full of practical wisdom that will allow you to embrace and change your life” (John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus).
Individuals, therapy groups, twelve-step programs, and the self-help community around the world have embraced the late Portia Nelson’s brilliant There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk. Warm, wise, and funny, her seminal poem “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” is a treasured and often-quoted motto for anyone seeking to better themselves and their life.
Whether you’re feeling disconnected from yourself, going through a rough patch with a loved one, beginning a new relationship, or are trying to end a bad habit, this short and sweet book will help encourage self-confidence and self-love. Remember, one must love oneself before they can properly love others. “Treat yourself to a special book by a special lady” (Carol Burnett) with this classic inspirational and motivational book of poems, or gift it to loved ones, friends, and family.
Portia Nelson (born Betty Mae Nelson; May 27, 1920–March 6, 2001) was a renaissance woman: a singer, songwriter, actress, composer, lyricist, painter, photographer, and author. She appeared in feature films such as The Sound of Music, Dr. Doolittle, The Hardy Boys, numerous TV series and was a long-time regular on All My Children.
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (April 17, 2012)