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Find creative inspiration in this fascinating rummage through the wastebaskets, secret diaries, and abandoned files of 20 literary superstars.

If you like to write—whether it’s a pastime, a passion, or a profession—you’ve probably found yourself reading something brilliant and thinking, “I could never do this! I might as well give up.” But if there’s one thing every great author has in common, it’s this: they’ve all written some hot garbage.

Revisionaries takes you on an engrossing tour through the discarded drafts, false starts, and abandoned projects of influential writers. In the process, it dismantles some of our most deeply held—and most suffocating—ideas about what it takes to produce great creative work. You’ll learn that:

  • Franz Kafka lacked confidence
  • Octavia Butler had writer’s block blocked
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote bad drafts
  • Ralph Ellison got overwhelmed
  • Louisa May Alcott got off to a bad start
  • And more deep, dark secrets about the authors you most admire

Written by an award-winning novelist and creative-writing professor, Revisionaries is a compelling peek behind the scenes of genius for writers and readers alike.

Posted by Gaby Iori

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook for Kids

The best-selling (and wildly hilarious) Worst-Case Scenario series is back with 40 extreme survival tips for kids ages 8-12, great for adventurous fans of the I Survived books.

Erupting volcanoes. Ravenous sharks. Pooping in the woods.

The great outdoors is a weird, wonderful, and scare-your-pants-off terrifying place. Whether you’re freezing in the Arctic, escaping quicksand in the jungle, or befriending tarantulas in the desert, this guide has you covered. (Figuratively, not literally. We didn’t have the budget for a blanket-sized book.)

Bust this guide open and discover step-by-step instructions for surviving the most extreme situations that Planet Earth can throw at you. Learn how to:

  • Dodge a charging rhinoceros
  • Ride out a sandstorm
  • Navigate by the stars
  • Build a snow cave
  • Cross piranha-infested waters

…and much more. Yeah, the outdoors can be scary, but big deal. You’ve got this indispensable, laugh-out-loud survival guide. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get out there.

Posted by Gaby Iori

Discover your own natural neighborhood with THRIVE WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED!

Get started finding peace and belonging in nature with this downloadable nature guide!

Thrive Where You’re Planted is organized by month and begins with March, but you can start at any point during the year. If you’d like to get started right now, we’ve created this downloadable version of the February chapter. That way you can save the February chapter that’s inside the book for next year!

Visit this link to download your own exclusive nature guide.


Posted by Gaby Iori

Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Unapologetic Self-Care

Take a moment for yourself and plan some unapologetic self-care. Or gift this book to a friend or loved one who would enjoy one of these reads!

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Stocking Stuffers

Your holiday shopping is done and you’re ready to wrap it up—almost! If you’re still looking for stocking stuffers, try these reads.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2023: Lifestyle and Wellness

On the lookout for lifestyle and wellness reads that tackle tough-to-discuss topics in a friendly way? Try these books on how to exercise when you’re struggling with mental health, navigating sober dating (and having fun in and out of the bedroom), and mastering the art of sleep. 😴

Posted by Quirk Books Staff