Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws

Book or free iPhone app, by Kate Bornstein. Also condensed as a free PDF mini-guide, Hello Cruel World Lite.

"Hello,Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don’t be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life."



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