Help Me

My Perfectly Disastrous Journey through the World of Self-Help

by Marianne Power

On Sale: 01/29/2019

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Help Me

My Perfectly Disastrous Journey through the World of Self-Help

by Marianne Power

On Sale: 01/29/2019

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About the Book

A hilarious and heartwarming rampage through the world of self-care

Marianne Power was a self-help junkie. For years she lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies of definitive guide after definitive guide on how to live your best life. Yet one day she woke up to find that the life she dreamed of and the life she was living were not miles but continents apart. So she set out to make a change. Or, actually, to make every change.

Marianne decided to finally find out if her elusive perfect life—the one without debt, anxiety, hangovers or Netflix marathons, the one where she healthily bounced around town with perfect teeth to meet the cashmere-sweater-wearing man of her dreams—lay in the pages of those books. So for a year she vowed to test a book a month, following its advice to the letter, taking the surest road she knew to a perfect Marianne.

As her year-long plan turned into a demented roller coaster where everything she knew was turned upside down, she found herself confronted with a different question: Self-help can change your life, but is it for the better?

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Critical Praise

‘I love it! Hilarious and thought-provoking! Love!’ - Fearne Cotton

“A fun journey through the ups and downs of negotiating ourselves through life, but underneath that is a serious, generous message, and it really does feel like you’ve learned something by the end of it.” - Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

“A laugh-out-loud funny book that also manages to be thought-provoking, perceptive and devastatingly honest. I loved it.” - Lucy Diamond, author of The Secrets of Happiness

“Sublime and ridiculous, in equal measure. I tore through it hungrily. One minute I was having an existential epiphany, the next I was honking with laughter. Britain’s answer to Sarah Knight, with Amy Schumer’s naked hilarity and Matt Haig’s soul-deep profundity chucked in.” - Catherine Gray, author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

“Marianne’s writing makes me smile and has moved me to tears more than once. She combines a journalist’s no-nonsense investigative skills with a tenderness and honesty that sets her apart . . . In helping herself, it turned out that Marianne was helping all of us.” - Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

“An often laugh-out-loud account of road-testing some of the most totemic books in the self-help canon . . . A sparkling debut.” - The Bookseller

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443456661
  • ISBN 10: 1443456667
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 01/29/2019
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BISAC2 : HUMOR / General
  • BISAC3 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness

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