How To Learn Life Lessons from Birth, Death, and Voicemails (with Bess Kalb)


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Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and author of Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, a laugh/cry book based on her close relationship with her late grandmother. Bess talks about recently becoming a mother herself, raising an infant in isolation, and the wisdom she continues to derive from her grandma: “There's a refrain that my grandma said frequently throughout her life. It's, ‘Bessie, when the earth is cracking behind your feet and you feel like the whole world is going to swallow you up, you put one foot in front of the other and keep going forward.’”

You can follow Bess on Twitter and Instagram.

Check out her book Nobody Will Tell You This But Me wherever books are sold.

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