Fiction as Self-Help – Turtles All The Way Down – Never has there been a more appropriate book for the Fiction as Self-Help Category!

January 2, 2022

Up for reblog is a book that needs no introduction. Not because it’s famous but because what I wrote about it (back in 2019) stands alone. As does the book! It is… perfection.

The Self-Help Whisperer®

I almost don’t know where to begin.

Turtles All The Way Down is by the same guy (John Green) who wrote The Fault in our Stars, which I didn’t read for some of the same reasons discussed in Turtles All The Way Down.

Let me explain. If I can.

(deep breaths)

And I’m tongue-tied (finger-tied). This doesn’t happen often. Uh, almost never.


How do I explain a book that resonated so deeply that I. could. NOT. put. it. down. Honest to god, I read it in three sittings.

Maybe I’ll begin with a question. Hmmm…

My first question might be… and actually, it IS… how does a grown man write from the point-of-view of a teenaged girl?

The second question is actually a part of the first… how did he get inside her (my) head?


This book is – and I’m not sure I’ve ever…

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  1. If I had any remaining doubts that we’re sisters under the skin (not that I have, for a long time now, but I digress) this would have killed ’em deader’n doornails ~ we DEF-initely do math the same way… 🤔

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  2. Do I even want to ask how you got your fingers tied to your tongue in the first place?… No, actually, I’ve decided whether I want to: never mind, forget I asked 🤭

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