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For anyone looking for a new lease on life after another endless Canadian winter has finally come to a close, it may be worthwhile to dive into an inspirational new read. Whether you are a young professional finding your way into the world or someone struggling with body image, there is plenty of writing that can inspire you. We’ve rounded up a few inspirational books that you can pick up this Spring 2018, and add to your bookshelf as we await warmer temperatures.
This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz, Dey Street Books: Best recognized for her role as Kate Pearson on This Is Us, actress and singer Chrissy Metz is quickly gaining a reputation for her focus on authenticity and self-love. The 37-year-old star has now penned This Is Me, which just hit the shelves on March 27. The book takes a closer look at Metz’s early years, from her upbringing in a poor family where she and her siblings were raised by a single mom. The Florida native later escaped to Los Angeles, eventually launched her career in showbiz and is now sharing her rags to riches tale with fans.
Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew, Clarkson Potter: Artist and Instagram personality Mari Andrew is just 30 years old, but she has already experienced enough ups and downs to write her own memoir and self-help book. In Am I There Yet?, Andrew shares her wisdom on finding oneself, from navigating hardships and shifting to a new town to staying positive. Having faced major health issues while travelling in the past, this author just might encourage her readers to look on the bright side, and live a productive life.
Good Company: The Community Issue by Grace Bonney, Artisan: While she made her start as a home and design blogger and writer, author Grace Bonney is back again with another book. This one follows up on her popular In the Company of Women to once again offer advice to ambitious and creative women readers. This particular book claims to focus on female designers, publishers who are highlighting disadvantaged groups and much more.