adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $21.00

Buy for $21.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

From the acclaimed poet behind bone, an exploration of how we can meet our truest selves, the ones we've always been meant to become.

Yrsa Daley-Ward's words have resonated with hundreds of thousands of people - through her books of poetry and memoir, bone and The Terrible; through her writing for Beyoncé on Black Is King; and through her always illuminating Instagram posts.

Now, in The How, Yrsa encourages listeners to begin, as she puts it, the great work of meeting ourselves. This isn't the self we've built up in response to our surroundings, or the self we manufacture to please the people around us, but instead, our most intimate self, the one we visit in dreams, the one that calls to us from a glimmering future.

With a mix of short lyrical musings and her signature stunning poetry, Yrsa gently takes listeners by the hand, encouraging them to join her as she explores how we can remove our filters, and see and feel more of who we really are behind the preconceived notions of propriety and manners we've accumulated with age. With beautiful and intriguing meditations, The How can be used to start conversations, to prompt writing, to delve deeper - whether you're solo, or with friends, on your feet or writing from the solace of home.

©2021 Yrsa Daley-Ward (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

 “In this gratifying exploration of the self, Daley-Ward excels at describing the indescribable…this work defies genre and features a beautiful blend of lyrical prose and bold poetry…. This is a tender, hopeful meditation.” (Publishers Weekly)

"A heartfelt, artful manifesto focused on living fully and authentically.... By turns simplistic, elegaic, and illuminative." (Kirkus) 

The How is a brilliant reminder that the answers we seek are in ourselves.... Yrsa Daley-Wards words [in The How] - as they’ve always been - are a guidepost, a reminder, and a welcome home.” (Refinery29) 

More from the same

What listeners say about The How

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    23
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    21
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous book, wonderful performance.

Do yourself a favor and listen to this book. Read it in paperback. Carry it with you and memorize its reminders. A beautiful book that seems to have been working it’s way through the author for years. A beautiful reminder of our unique humanity. Grateful to have it in the world.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Lovely

Saw this book at an airport bookstore and caught my eye.
Decided to spend a credit and get the audiobook.
It made me cry. Would listen again.
She has a lovely voice and some lovely thoughts.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

awesome

Appreciated every chapter from Start to End. I will definitely be employing the exercises & practices suggested.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Another thought provoking book!!

Yrsa has really penned a wonderful book. In one way it is a self help book but donee with prose and candor. She writes with out abandon. It would be impossible to read this without finding specific connections to one’s own truth. It is a book to revisit for certain. Highly recommend it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Gently Profound

I have not been this moved by a book in a long time, and I needed every word. highly recommend.