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Virtual: Todd Doughty, "Little Pieces of Hope"

Happy Making Things in A Difficult World

Todd Doughty will sit in conversation with bestselling author Helen Ellis

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An enchanting collection of lists, musings, prompts, and illustrations that will inspire you to cherish all of the things — from the extraordinary to the everyday, from the big to the little — that bring hope into our lives.

On March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic and all of our lives began to change in unprecedented ways, Todd Doughty knew he needed to do something to help him stay connected to the everyday joys of daily life. So he wrote down a list of things that make him happy: The musical intro to “All Things Considered.” Someone forgiving you. Someone believing in you. Your foot sticking out from under a blanket in order to find the cool spot. Freshly cut yellow tulips. A really good burger.

Many, many lists later, Little Pieces of Hope pulls together the best of Doughty’s lists along with never-before-seen entries, essays, musings, prompts, quotes, and playlists that offer solace, connection, and a daily touchstone of joy in a difficult world.

A beautiful keepsake full of gorgeous illustrations, Little Pieces of Hope is brimming with the pleasures of life, inspiring readers to look for and celebrate the good things that surround us.

TODD DOUGHTY is currently SVP, deputy publisher of Doubleday, and has worked at Penguin Random House for more than two decades. A graduate of Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and former bookseller, he lives with his partner in Westchester County, New York.

HELEN ELLIS is the author of Southern Lady Code, American Housewife, and Eating the Cheshire Cat. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. You can find her on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and Instagram @HelenEllisAuthor.  

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Event Date: 
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 7:00pm EDT
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Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World Cover Image
By Todd Doughty, Josie Portillo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780143136569
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Published: Penguin Life - October 12th, 2021

Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385546157
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Published: Doubleday - July 13th, 2021

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