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    6 Compelling Anthologies Of Spring 2016

    Whether these amazing writers are discussing childhood homes and memories, the struggles that accompany letting go or their first celeb crush, or the inherent power of inspiration, the following anthologies consist of collaborations from some of today’s greatest authors. They promise to move you, shake you, and keep you coming back for the next essay or installment.

    1. The House That Made Me edited by Grant Jarrett

    We all have those impactful memories from our childhood home that helped shape us into who we are today. In this uniquely diverse anthology, 19 critically acclaimed, award winning, and best selling authors come together to share their diverse upbringings that influenced who they are today.

    2. Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir by various contributors, with an Introduction by Elizabeth Gilbert

    It's been ten years since Gilbert's iconic memoir was originally released, and since then it has become a cultural phenomenon, inspiring millions of readers to take the chances that they thought they never could. This collection features over fifty essays written by those same readers, in which they share the changes that Eat Pray Love prompted in their lives after reading it cover to cover. It begs the question: What Will Eat Pray Love make you do?

    3. Letting Go: An Anthology of Attempts edited by M.E. Hughes

    We understand that letting go of something is always one of the hardest things to do, because many of us fear the unknown. Thirty authors from 8 different countries have come together in Letting Go, to share their personal stories of letting go, removing themselves from abusive relationships, and freeing themselves from disturbing memories.

    4. CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Power of Their First Celebrity Crush by Cathy Alter and Dave Singleton

    Can you think back to your very first celeb crush? We definitely know who ours was. CRUSH is a whimsical and humorous read that consists of bestselling and celebrity essays about the pain, humiliation, and lust of their first celebrity crush.

    5. Mosaics: A Collection of Independent Women (Independent Women Anthology) curated by Kim Wells and P.K. Tyler

    Throughout history, women have had to overcome several disadvantages and struggles. The essays in Mosaics, written by twenty self-identified female authors, discuss things such as women of color, transgender, and sexual diversities.

    6. The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People edited by Bethanne Patrick

    Can you think of a book that changed your life? In this heartfelt and thought-provoking anthology, CEOs, celebrities, famous authors, and other notable figures reflect on the books they love, why they love them, and how these books shaped their individual passions. Contributors include Emma Straub, Gillian Flynn, Tim Gunn, and Tommy Hilfiger, among many others.