What’s Cruel Summer Book Club?

Cruel Summer Book Club is a free newsletter (not a book club) written by Jillian Anthony about change and living well.

Why readers love CSBC:

“When I read your Cruel Summer emails I see myself, so much, that it freaks me out (in a good way). The last two years of my life have been so monumentally chaotic and heartbreaking and just plain crazy and I can relate to so much of what you say and how you are feeling. You make the madness of my inner world feel a little more normal and a little more bearable.” -Annabel S.

“The sense you brought when sharing your experience and the way you were coping with it felt so real and calming because it meant I too could shift my perspective. It also meant that if you were able to find clarity and gratitude for all the moments then I too. Your post ‘You will be okay’ also brought me so much comfort in times I couldn’t rely on loved ones. Thank you for helping me through this journey. Although I’m not done with my healing and I still have much to let go, I know I’ve made progress with your help.” -Cynthia S.

“CSBC is the reason why I started my own newsletter. After first discovering it, I dove into every piece I could, feeling seen and heard by every interview or update that I read. I knew that I wanted a place that could help people feel seen and heard as well. Thank you for bringing me along for the ride, and giving me space to heal as you’ve healed yourself :)” -Julia K.

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About the author, Jillian Anthony:

I’m a writer and editor who grew up outside of LA and spent the last decade in New York City. Previously, I was Deputy Editorial Director of North America at Culture Trip and the Editor in Chief of Time Out New York. You can find more of my work at my portfolio.

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*Special thanks to my dear friend and designer Louie Rendon, who designed the gorgeous logo!

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A newsletter (and podcast) exploring change and living well. By Jillian Anthony


Jillian Anthony

Writer, editor, and podcast host. New Yorker turned Texan. Too sincere to function.