The Rules Do Not Apply

  • by Ariel Levy
  • Narrated by Ariel Levy
  • 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A gorgeous, darkly humorous memoir for listeners of Cheryl Strayed about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention, based on this award-winning writer's New Yorker article "Thanksgiving in Mongolia".


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If you don't already understand it, Ariel Levy will teach you the difference between empathy and sympathy. At first, you feel bad for her, and then you join her in her emotion and realize that is what she wants you to do. She wants you to share her journey and her growth, the happy, sad, and the process of hitting rock bottom and truly feeling the pain but slowly recognizing the power within you to continue. Don't feel bad for her, empathize! Also, she is narrating her own story which adds to the impact of the book.
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- meredith

So real therefore so touching

I am enlightened and found answers to many questions in my mind. Thank you Ariel. I could not keep my tears while listening. Mother nature is free to do what it wants
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- Levent

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-14-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audio