Go Ahead & Like It is unlike any book we’ve ever seen before. It’s one of those books you’ll want to leave out on your coffee table so friend will flip through it. It’s gorgeous and inspiring and totally original.
It’s a scrapbook-style art book that invites you to write lists of things you like: small things that bring delight, intriguing things that excite, and meaningful things that make every day special.
It’s a how-to guide, writing prompt, model for self-discovery, and beautiful inspiration for daily gratitude, with poet Jacqueline Suskin’s personal lists intertwined with photographs, illustrations, and instruction.
It’s a self-help book for people who might not be drawn to standard self-help, and it’s creative thinking for people who might not identify themselves as creative thinkers (What does it mean to “like” something in today’s digital age, anyways?).
Above all, it presents a simple, dependable method to notice the good that’s all around us–even in a traffic jam or waiting in line–so we can inhabit our world more fully and smile more in the process.
JACQUELINE SUSKIN is best known through her work with Poem Store, a public performance project in which she composes custom verses on a manual typewriter in exchange for donations. She and her typewriter have been featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, in the New York Times, at SFMoMA, and at Los Angeles Contemporary, bringing poetry to the general public in an intimate, immediate, and accessible way.