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The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart

If anyone had a right to curl up in a ball and give up, it would be author Scott Stabile. His parents were murdered when Stabile was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Stabile joined a cult and wrenched himself out of it after thirteen years. But all the while, Stabile was learning to do things such as forgive the man who murdered his parents, have compassion for his brother, and ride out failure after a career catastrophe. He writes about these things and many other personal milestones in ways that are universally applicable, uplifting — and even laugh-out-loud funny. Whether trying (as we all must) to silence shame, show up for friends, or overcome dreaded what ifs, Stabile’s personal experiences and personal development takeaways always return readers to love, both of themselves and of the world — no matter what.



Big Love is heartbreaking, hilarious, and entirely real. I saw parts of myself in every one of Scott’s stories, and that is perhaps the greatest gift of this book—that he writes so openly about the struggles so many of us experience but hesitate to express, and he does so with incredible compassion, insight, and authenticity.”
— Mike Robbins, author of Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken