Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

by Rupi Kaur

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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: 9781449478650
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 44,128
File size: 24 MB
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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 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 115 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! When I saw the reviews before getting it I thought some people were exaggerating but no, it is actually that good. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reaches into the intellectual, emotional and spiritual reaches of one's life. Impossible to remain unmoved
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This booked touched me. It was a wonderful read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a nice book. Reminds me of this one: Check out that one as well. Nice story of phases and all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
utterly unoriginal treatment of very common ideas—grade-school level poetry, seriously.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Accurate description of true feelings
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
OMG I feel that all things womanhood are validated. The struggle, the heartbreak, the beauty, THE STRENGTH. I loved every...single...word. My favorite quote: “if you were born with the weakness to fall you were born with the strength to rise”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought for my tween on advice of store clerk. My daughter gave it back and said it was inappropriate. I couldn't believe it . I told him I didn't want any whiny or depressed poetry. It should come with a parental rating. It's getting returned, next time I'll be more thorough.
TheLiteraryPhoenix More than 1 year ago
Poetry is very personal. The most celebrated poets may light your soul on fire.  Or they may not speak to you at all.  Reviewing poetry is a very personal experience as well, and you should never take a blogger or reviewer's opinion on poetry as law.  Read a poem by the poet in question.  Find out if they make you come alive. With that said, I have to be honest - I didn't love Milk and Honey.  Rupi Kaur is a highly celebrated modern, feminist poet.  Her poetry reaches a lot of people.  She's raw and real.  But the words didn't reach me.  And that's okay, you know?  The nice thing about poetry really is that things that don't appeal to me are perfect for someone else! There were a few poems that I thought were lovely, but mostly the subject matter was something I couldn't relate to.  And that's okay too - the first section in particular is something I don't want to relate to.  I like her modern style and the brevity of most of her work. I still recommend you give Rupi Kaur's work a try - whether that's Milk and Honey or another one of her books.  You may find her poetry is exactly what you're looking for.  It just didn't work for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of sincerity whether describing the highs or lows of life. It left me feeling hopeful and optimistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sends a reminder to us all to be loving of everyone and to be grateful for the small things in life. It reminds people that pain will always be in your life, but so will happiness. I was moved throughout the book and will definitely give this book a reread.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book to everyone, especial someone young because they can reflect.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There’s no way there’s 33 pages in the actual book, why is the full book not here! My mom bought it for me on here and this definitely cannot be right. Such a waste of her money that I BEGGED her for
TaylorKent More than 1 year ago
Milk and Honey is a poetry book filled with a wide variety of topics personal to the author, Rupi Kaur, including stories of love, abuse, heartbreak, self-recovery, and her overall power through feminism. Milk and Honey is powerful and a deeply felt exploration through womanhood and all the pressing internal and external issues within the 21st century. Kaur is part of an unofficial movement of young poets who have expressed their stories through the art of poetry and have allowed many people everywhere to explore their struggles, opening up away from young people to cope and understand their issues. After reading this, Many women have opened their eyes to what the world holds for them, and the book has inspired some to keep fighting their personal battles and gain strength through their femininity. The author's form of writing is described as nothing but fearless; Kaur dives deep into sexual abuse, her struggle in her family life, her own sexual exploration and discovery, the thrill of young love along with the horror behind it. She writes about racism, sexism, misogyny, and so much more. She never fails to let her mind work on its own and write without the constraints or hesitation. She talks about these matters so merely, yet at the same time in a poetic, beautiful manner which turns the dark and horrible issues into a form of art that allows people to focus on. Kaur shares her stories and relates to many women all over the world as she goes through life where she's torn down to what seems like nothing, but gathers strength and builds herself up. Reading this book is like a form of comfort you cannot get from other reads. From the moment I picked up the book to the second I put it down, I was mesmerized and found the novel absolutely riveting. The subject matter is more on the mature side so I would say adults or older teens only for this magical read. The authors choice in words, as well as figure language and symbolism, was absolutely hypnotizing. The book isn't a long read, but it was powerful and sticks into your head, allowing you to sit and think about everything within the poems. I would definitely rate Milk and Honey five out of five stars for it's fascinating and beautiful story through poetry. It was a novel that left me thinking long after it had ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Opened my eyes on a lot of ways. A great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BookShelfChronicles More than 1 year ago
{Review}- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Hello Book Tribe, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a book of poetry that tugs on the heartstrings. Kaur discusses topics that many find difficult to express due to being too “controversial”. I find that the book is very relatable for women because the topics that are brought up are mirrored by many girl problems. The book takes you through the pain but also the healing process. It’s refreshing to experience Kaur’s boldness and acceptance of who she is and the fact that she wants everyone else to feel the same way about themselves is a bonus. Milk and Honey also has many illustrations that come off as distorted but in reality they set the tone for the book. This book is much needed in my collection on my bookshelf. Welcome to my bookshelf Milk and Honey, I look forward to re-reading you some day. My favorite poem for this book is pictured above/ below. -Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey (pg.179) Overall Review: 10 out of 5 Question of the week: What piece of artistic work makes you feel proud to be your gender and/or race? Until next time book tribe! And remember, you’re bound to find more. -Sandra Pamilton The Book Shelf Chronicles To keep up with my book review posts, please check out my website and subscribe to the newsletter. Also, follow me on my social media accounts: Twitter- @shelfchronicles FB- The Book Shelf Chronicles Instagram- @shelfchronicles1
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book for first time poetry readers
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was excited to read this after seeing great reviews and hearing others talk about it, plus I love and write poetry myself. But I did not like this book overall. There were several poems I really enjoyed and I loved the message behind most of them, but I really didn't like that most of the poems were actually just sentences. It felt very incomplete to me. I'm not sure that I would recommend this because there is so much amazing poetry out there and for me, this really misses the mark. I think that because there are a lot of good messages, I would maybe recommend it for someone who doesn't enjoy poetry. I have started reading another book by the same author and I'm liking it more though.