The Power of Living
a Wide-open Heart
by Scott Stabile
"Big Love is heartbreaking, hilarious, and entirely real. I saw parts of myself in every one of Scott's Stories, and that is perhaps the greatest fift of this book — that he writes so openly about the struggles so many of us experience but hesitate to express, and he does so with incredible compassion, insight , and authenticity."
What happens when you fully commit yourself to love? Endless good, insists Scott Stabile, who found that out by overcoming plenty of bad. His parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that, Scott joined a cult that dominated his life for thirteen years before he summoned the courage to walk away. In Big Love, his insightful and refreshingly honest collection of personal essays, Scott relates these profound experiences as well as everyday struggles and triumphs in ways that are universally applicable, uplifting, and laugh-out-loud funny. Whether silencing shame, rebounding after failure, or moving forward despite fears, Scott shares hard-won insights that consistently return readers to love, both of themselves and others.
—Mike Robbins, bestselling author of Be Yourself, Everybody Else Is Already Taken and Focus on the Good Stuff
."Scott Stable is a wonderful presence of love, advocacy, warmth, resilience, and grace in our world. I adore and admire everything he creates."
—Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling aurhto of Eat, Pray, Love.
Scott Stabile's inspirational posts and videos have attracted a huge and devoted social media following. His previous works include Just Love, Iris, and the Li'l Pet Hospital series. Scott also wrote the feature film The Oogieloves in the Big Ballon Acventure, an eye-opening experience he writes about in Big Love. A passionate speaker and love advocate, Scott runs daylong empowerment workshops nationally and internationally. He lives in his home state of Michigan with his partner.