This or Something Better
A Memoir of Resilience
by Elisa Stancil Levine
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Pub Date 07 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 06 May 2022
In This or Something Better, Elisa revisits her past and the one force in which she has always found true kinship: the wild river. Nature, her lifelong ally, gave solace when she faced secret abuse as a toddler. Through teen pregnancy, her baby’s stillbirth, and a mystical near-death experience at eighteen, nature shaped her character, and it later informed her wildly successful career. But was there an unintended consequence?
The fresh trauma of the firestorm sparked a quest: what treasure awaited if Elisa learned to trust human nature? Vivid, poetic, and intimate, This or Something Better reveals how true healing of deep wounds happens one exquisite layer at a time—and invites us each to consider and embrace our own path toward wholeness and authenticity.
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"In this beautifully written memoir, Elisa Stancil Levine . . . explores the combination of surrender and decisive action, trust and wariness, solitude and human connection, intuition and painstaking self-inquiry, grace and sheer hard labor that lie at the heart of the great mystery of human resilience." ~Noelle Oxenhandler, author of The Wishing Year (Random House) and The Eros of Parenthood (St. Martin's Press.)
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