If there is one thing 2021 has taught us, it is that it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and languish or, in the worst cases, feel hopeless and full of existential dread. The bright side is these are feelings that connect us to other human beings who may have insights based on their experiences that can help us move forward. That’s the case with You Are Here (for Now): A Guide to Finding Your Way, by Adam J. Kurtz, a designer, artist, and speaker known for his honesty and humor.
The book is part advice, part personal narrative, and part artwork — full of reflections, encouragements, and insights on personal transformation to help you nurture and celebrate yourself. This is not a self-help book, though; it’s about self-acceptance, and it reads like you’re talking to a supportive best friend who will tell you exactly what you need to hear. Buy a copy for someone you love (and one for yourself). After all, aren’t we all trying to figure out what’s next?