The first book we are choosing for the HearingLikeMe book club is Jen Pastiloff’s “On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard.”
Pastiloff has been on our radar for a while now. Her Instagram account is filled with inspiring quotes, celebrity spottings (hello, Pink!), and personal musings of her journey as a yoga teacher, mother, her hearing loss, and life as a newly published author.
According to GoodReads, “On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard,” is:
“An inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff’s
years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how deafness taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full of wild happiness.
Centered around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how a starved person grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons within and winning.”
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I thought I’d die from depression. I didn’t die. I wrote a book about it, & about waiting tables in Hollywood for a million years at the same restaurant (the newsroom) & my hearing loss & grief & anorexia & ABOUT HOW HARD & BEAUTIFUL IT IS 2 BE A PERSON IN THE WORLD. Today is my book bday. ON BEING HUMAN is out everywhere now. Thank you all I’ll see you tonight at @skylightbooks with Lidia Yuknavitch in Los Angeles. As my girl @pink says: IT HURTS 2B HUMAN but we got each other. I GOT YOU!! Let’s do this! Please order or buy now if you’re able and it is ME on the audiobook if you get that one. #onbeinghuman #onbeinghumanbook
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The HearingLikeMe team is inviting readers and Phonak hEARos to join the HLM Book Club, which will focus on deaf and hard of hearing authors.
To participate, simply read the chosen book of the month with us, then join the conversation on Instagram and the HLM Facebook community. If you’d like to be part of a closer discussion, you can also apply to be a Phonak hEARo.
Next month, we’ll be reading “My Hard of Hearing Life: Stories From Behind the Hearing Aids,” by Cynthia Dixon.
If you have any future book suggestions, please let us know! We’re excited to read with you!