Book Therapy

Do books have healing powers? They do according to bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud and literature professor Philip Davis. Maclean’s recently published an article on the subject that discusses books as therapy. As editors, we can’t help but agree. Books can offer a refuge, an alternative viewpoint, or a safe place to start picking apart an issue we aren’t ready to face in our “real” lives. This therapeutic aspect of reading is one of the reasons we love what we do; helping writers express themselves can, in turn, help readers understand their own experiences.

We hope you enjoy a good book today.

-Sarah Varnam, Write Out Editing editor

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