The New York Times–bestselling author of Chosen by a Horse shares tales of both hardship and success—and her unexpected love story.
“Richards reflects on how rich life becomes when one travels her own best path. Orphaned early in life, Richards struggled to connect with the world until a horse named Lay Me Down taught her how to trust another creature and to love deeply. These hard-learned lessons became her emotional bedrock. As she chronicles her travels across the country to promote her very successful Chosen by a Horse, she is stoically honest about her battles with anxiety and alcoholism. Book tours are far from glamorous, and Richards allows her readers a rare glimpse into what goes through the mind of a nervous author as she wipes sweaty palms on her black trousers on the way to the podium to read. But she does meet her future husband, Dennis Stock, along the way. A talented photojournalist, he gently and determinedly woos her, believing that fate brought them together. Richards writes more courageously than she perhaps realizes, and each page of this uplifting book will touch a chord in everyone who enjoyed her first book.” —Booklist
“Far better than a book tour chronicle has any right to be . . . While her observations about later-in-life love are spot-on, the heart of Richards’ book is how she comes to accept herself as a worthwhile author, despite crushingly low self-esteem.” —Publishers Weekly
“Her descriptions of her pets will make any animal lover smile. And for anyone who thinks they’re too old, too damaged or too afraid to take a risk and enter in a relationship with someone, this book is a breath of fresh air.” —Curled Up with a Good Book
About the author
Susan Richards is an author and film producer whose work includes Lost and Found in Russia and Epics of Everyday Life, which won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award and the PEN/Time Life Award for Nonfiction. A graduate of St. Antony’s College of Oxford University, she lives in London.
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