Gabrielle Zevin’s Young Jane Young hits bookstores on August 22, and the new novel from the author of the internationally bestselling The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is sure to have everyone talking. So, to get ready for publication day (#iamwithjane), we are sharing lists inspired by the novel’s characters. Today’s list features the one and only Jane Young: a self-assured mother and event planner. If you are in need of tips to be a more confident person, Jane has you covered. Here’s Jane’s Guide to Owning Who You Are.
Own up to your mistakes: “There’s no defending me, I made those choices. I did those things.”
Face any baggage head on: “I refuse to be shamed.”
Fight for what you believe in: “When they came at me, I kept coming.”
Never be ashamed of who you are: “I am not ashamed of what happened, not anymore. And I am not ashamed of what I did to improve my situation.”