2020 COLORADO BOOK AWARDS FINALIST.

Soft Hearted Stories

SEEKING SAVIORS, COWBOY STYLISTS, AND OTHER FALLACIES OF AUTHORITARIANISM

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Written and Narrated by: Jenny Forrester. | Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Unabridged Audiobook. | Recorded and Produced by Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado.
Categories: Self Help, Happiness, Relationships
Music recorded and performed by Peter LeClair.
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Written and Narrated by: Jenny Forrester. | Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Unabridged Audiobook. | Recorded and Produced by Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado.
Categories: Relationships, Parenting & Personal Development, Relationships
Music recorded and performed by Peter LeClair.
Proudly affiliated with Author’s Republic.

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IN POETIC PROSE, Forrester navigates leaving a life in one state and picking up in another and repeating the process through various and vast personal, social, and political landscapes. It’s a personal story and it’s an investigation of change and how we tend to hide away the most valuable parts of ourselves, especially, paradoxically, the parts that help us survive change, the parts that make us Soft-Hearted, and we need more soft-heartedness in all times and in all places.

Customer reviews

"An absolutely gorgeous, heart-wrenching book. Forrester goes deep within to uncover her own soft-heart so she can help the rest of us find ours. Written with an unflinching eye toward herself and the world around her, Soft-Hearted Stories reminds us that there is tenderness in this world, and that it's worth fighting for. This book will haunt you (in a good way) and help you remember that kindness and compassion are powerful stances. Lest you think this is a sappy book, it is not. Not one drop of sap. Just the gorgeous razor's edge of life."
Laraine Herring
Author of On Being Stuck: Tapping into the Creative Power of Writer's Block and many others
"It's an actual masterpiece."
Ariel Gore
Author of We Were Witches and Fuck Happiness: How Women are Ditching the Cult of Positivity and Choosing Radical Joy, among many other books
"This book is gentle and deep and beautiful and fragmented and filled with life and grief and elk and chickens and wind and ghosts. Forrester's writing is simple at first, but upon rereading the book (which I did as soon as I finished it) there are layers to discover. Divorce is a painful death, and she discusses the isolation and grief for her readers to heal. The landscape of Colorado is another character here, and I hope that this writer continues to share her observations with her readers in many books. I want the next one already."
Dianna Vagianos Armentrout
Author of Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart: A Journey of Pregnancy, Grief and Newborn Death
Photo Credit: Intisar Abioto

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jenny Forrester has received awards for fiction and nonfiction, and creates micro-communities of writers, readers, and others through writing, teaching, organizing, and publishing. She runs Creative Study Hall and the Unchaste Variety Show. She’s the author of the books “Narrow River, Wide Sky: A Memoir,” and “Soft Hearted Stories: Seeking Saviors, Cowboy Stylists, and Other Forms of Authoritarianism,” a 2020 Colorado Book Awards Finalist.

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