The Future Tense Of Joy: A Memoir by Jessica TeichThe Future Tense Of Joy: A Memoir by Jessica Teich

The Future Tense Of Joy: A Memoir

byJessica Teich

Hardcover | September 27, 2016

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"Jessica Teich's understanding of trauma is the infallible authority upon which her tale rests. But the delicacy and nuance with which she renders this story is that of a poet."
--MERYL STREEP

Jessica Teich was among the first wave of women to expose Hollywood's culture of harassment and abuse. Her memoir, The Future Tense of Joy, tells the inspiring story of her own recovery from trauma, empowering other victims to move past silence and shame toward help, healing, and hope.

Teich writes openly, courageously, of the challenges facing so many survivors: to feel safe, to find love, to nurture optimism and resilience, and to reclaim the sense of connection--of belonging--that defines us as human beings.

Kirkus called The Future Tense of Joy "an honest, compassionate memoir about shaking off personal demons." Library Journal said, "Teich looks at motherhood, depression, the effect of damaging relationships, and the challenges placed on successful, driven women. She does so with grace and openness, even while exploring painful parts of her past." (starred review)

The Future Tense of Joy belongs with classics of the genre-from Eat, Pray, Love and The Glass Castle to Wild-that celebrate the triumph of truth-telling and the redeeming power of love. Lyrical, funny and brave, Teich's book speaks to anyone eager to emerge from the long shadow of betrayal to find love, liberation, and joy.

Jessica Teich graduatedsumma cum laude from Yale and received an M.Phil degree from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes scholar. Her previous book,Trees Make The Best Mobiles: Simple Ways To Raise Your Child In A Complex World, appeared inVanity Fair, People, Us, andThe Chicago Tribune, and was featured on theToday show. For almost a decade...
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Title:The Future Tense Of Joy: A MemoirFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580055699

ISBN - 13:9781580055697

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'Provocative in its questioning of what female success really means. An honest, compassionate memoir about shaking off personal demons.'-Kirkus'A daring and intimate journey into the soul of motherhood. Compelling.'-Steve Martin'Jessica Teich's understanding of trauma is the infallible authority upon which her tale rests. But the delicacy and nuance with which she renders this story is that of a poet. This beautiful, compassionately imagined book will bring a pang of recognition to anyone who has traveled to young adulthood from a wounded adolescence via the quest for 'perfection.''-Meryl Streep'Intoxicating and deeply immersive. This elegant book has a cinematic immediacy. It's a page turner and thriller in the best sense of both words.'-Daniel Silva, #1 New York Times bestselling author'A dazzling debut. Teich moves immediately to the first ranks of memoirists. Her book is wry and poetic and deeply moving. This story of hope and healing will lift your heart.'-Harlan Coben , #1 New York Times bestselling authorJessica Teich takes us on a passionate and inspiring quest revealing how unresolved traumatic experiences and the societal push for performance and perfection can rob us of the joy of simply being. Within the wisdom of this tale, we gain knowledge and insight into how best to navigate, as women and men, the important challenges of the passage from childhood into adulthood to create a life of meaning and connection."-Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.,New York Times bestselling author ofBrainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, andMind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human"Teich looks at motherhood, depression, the effect of damaging relationships, and the challenges placed on successful, driven women. She does so with grace and openness, even while exploring painful parts of her past."-Library Journal "