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What Books Have Gotten You Through A Hard Time?

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live."

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Sometimes, in hard times, it's literature that saves us.

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"Books?" Yes, young Cyrus, books.

Whether you were dealing with disappointment, grief, or heartbreak, stories have gotten you through the darkest times.

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Maybe David Sedaris got you through a breakup.

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It's hard to keep crying when I can't stop laughing.

Or perhaps The Perks of Being a Wallflower saw you through the loss of a loved one.

Maybe it was a collection of short stories that kept your head above water.

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By reminding you that you're not alone.

Or it may have been poetry that saw you through the hard nights.

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Thanks, John Ashbery.

We've all been there. Tell us about the book that helped get you through a hard time in the comments below.

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