Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

by Rupi Kaur
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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

#1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449483135
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 8,829
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist, and performer. Her works have taken the literary world by storm. Her second book, the sun and her flowers—an instant global bestseller, is an artistic sibling to her debut, milk and honey—one of America's bestselling books of 2017.

“i am the product of all the ancestors getting together and deciding these stories need to be told.”

Rupi sees her work as an articulation of this vision. She’s an eternal artist. At the age of five, her mother handed her a paintbrush and said, “draw your heart out.” At seventeen, she happened upon a local open mic night where she performed her first spoken word poem. She fell in love with performance poetry that night. Rupi continued performing across Canada, while building a community of readers and poetry enthusiasts. While studying at the University of Waterloo, Rupi wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first collection, milk and honey. In the years since, milk and honey has become an international phenomenon. It’s sold over 3 million copies, been translated into more than 35 languages, and landed as a #1 New York Times bestseller—where it has spent more than 100 consecutive weeks. 

“i am the first woman in my lineage with freedom of choice. to craft her future whichever way i choose. say what is on my mind when i want to. without the whip of the lash. there are hundreds of firsts i am thankful for.”

Rupi explores a variety of themes in her work ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. She’s a storyteller and chronicler—a repository of community and history. There’s a simplicity and nuance to her work that has found a home in the hearts of millions. This magic is captured in her stage performances, which are magnetic musical interactions of poetry, art, and theater. Rupi's long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, was published in 2017 and debuted as a #1 global bestseller. Within the first three months it sold a million copies and was embraced by readers worldwide. She’s a Forbes 30 under 30, an editor of the 2016 Mays Literary Anthology of New Writing from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and one of BBC’s 100 Women. Rupi hopes to continue her artistic exploration through art and poetry—searching for ways to understand and articulate.

i stand
on the sacrifices
of a million women before me thinking
what can i do
to make this mountain taller so the women after me
can see farther 
- legacy 


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Milk and Honey B&N Exclusive Edition) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
amazing, beautiful. will reread forever.
NiallHoran More than 1 year ago
Fabulous masterpiece.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly wish it was longer it's one of the best things I've ever read. I adore it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant say enough great things about this book. I loved every moment I spent reading it.
PriPri More than 1 year ago
This was just everything. Rupi Kaur gives everything in this book. There is beauty and ugliness sweetness and sadness, pain and healing. This book makes you happy, sad, angry, empowered, and thoughtful all at once. I can see myself in these pages. I can see people I know in these pages. I am reading friends, loved ones, people I love and hate. People I miss and those I see everyday. I see the author in these words and she is beautiful and brilliant. Read this book. Poetry is a new thing for me and this book has helped me to appreciate and love it a little more.
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jooblooboob More than 1 year ago
amazing book. moving poetry and i have found some of my favorite quotes inside this book. this was my first book of this "style" of poetry and i absolutely fell in love with it. 10/10 would recommend.
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for anyone hurting for anyone loving for anyone breaking and most importantly for anyone in need of healing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Striking. Hauntingly Beautiful. Cathartic. I recommend to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book changed my life and continues to touch lives all around me. Thank you Rupi Kaur for turning my pain into words.
auda More than 1 year ago
Beautiful. I keep it on my coffee table. I love it so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An absolute must read in my opinion.
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An honest masterpiece. Simple yet so powerful. Amazing.
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Bharperr More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing !
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Horrible. Did not like at all.