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Why Do We Avoid the Hard Thing? Book

Why Do We Avoid the Hard Thing? By Candace Cui

Advice on life, love, and impossible choices In the summer of 2020, when the world was literally and figuratively on fire, Candace Cui started an advice column at With the idea that humans simply want to know that someone is listening, an anonymous sounding board was created. This book features 25 questions across four sections that together encompass the rich inner stories of humanity. Collectively, they fill an often empty or lonely space with thoughtful words, personal stories, and a dose of levity, like only Candace can give.

Text by Candace Cui, art by Carissa Potter, book design by Christina Labey, printed & bound at Conveyor Studio, published by People I've Loved

4.75 x 8.5"
90 pages