Booktalk: Debut author & publishing executive Todd Doughty’s “Little Pieces of Hope. Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World”

Need a little pandemic-times cheering up? Dip into Todd Doughty’s “Little Pieces of Hope. Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World.”  It’s already worked its magic for thousands of readers.

It’s a charming collection of lists, musings, prompts, and illustrations—from the extraordinary to the everyday, from the big to the little.  Taking your grandma’s advice. Handwritten thank-you notes. A stroll through the park at dusk, just as the crickets start to hum.
One of my favorites is that YouTube video of “Uptown Funk” set to dance clips from old movies of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Another is the “Little Pieces of Hope” Playlist of 19 songs from the book.
Follow the author on @ToddDoughty

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