Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws
Hello Cruel World is a sweet, insightful book that's edgy and relevant. Written by Kate Bornstein, transgender author of Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, this book is packed with suggestions for overcoming life's toughest times. I found the section on bullies particularly helpful. Why should I let a bully's voice be my own voice? Why believe what the bullies say? It turns out, I don't have to! Some of the 101 alternatives include: Give Yourself Permission, See Yourself in Everyone You Meet, Send Out A Distress Signal, Make Longer-Range Plans, and my favorite, Stay in Bed. This book encourages you to be afraid, be upset, but also find the courage to be alive.