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Centered around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how a starved person grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons within and winning. 

Jen did not intend to become a yoga teacher, but when she was given the opportunity to host her own retreats, she left her 13-year waitressing job and said "yes", despite crippling fears of her inexperience and her own potential. 

After years of feeling depressed, anxious, and hopeless, in a life that seemed to have no escape, she healed her own heart by caring for others. She has learned to fiercely listen despite being nearly deaf, to banish shame attached to a body mass index, and to rebuild a family after the debilitating loss of her father when she was eight. 

Through her journey, Jen conveys the experience most of us are missing in our lives: being heard and being told, "I got you." 

Exuberant, triumphantly messy, and brave, On Being Human is a celebration of happiness and self-realisation over darkness and doubt. Her complicated yet imperfectly perfect life path is an inspiration to live outside the box and to reject the all-too-common belief of "I am not enough." Jen will help readers find, accept, and embrace their own vulnerability, bravery, and humanness.  

©2019 Jennifer Pastiloff (P)2019 Penguin Random House LLC

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  • 03-10-20

This is definitely one of my favourite books

This book is a masterpiece! A story of overcoming so much adversity in life. Jennifer’s narration is filled with so much emotion & character. It’s hard not to fall in love with her. Definitely worth reading or listening to.

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  • 02-05-20

touching real and neiatifykky read

an amazing book about life love and indecision that brought out grief, hope and motivation throughout in me. thank you

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  • 11-05-19

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loved every second of this remarkable book which managed to help crack open my bruised and broken heart. Jennifer Pastiloff is so authentic and relatable. Excellent

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  • 10-08-19

awful

no idea why I chose this but jeepers it's awful. droning voice unable to listen for more than a few minutes. rubbish