Failosophy: A Handbook for When Things Go Wrong (Hardback)Elizabeth Day (author)
From the bestselling author of the delightful How to Fail, Failosophy is a funny, warm and whip-smart guide for when things do not go to plan.
Most failures can teach us something meaningful about ourselves if we choose to listen.
In Failosophy Elizabeth Day brings together all the lessons she has learned, from conversations with the guests on her award-winning How to Fail podcast, from stories shared with her by readers and listeners, and from her own life, and distils them into seven principles of failure.
Practical, reassuring and inspirational, these principles offer a guide through life's rough patches. From failed exams to romantic break-ups, from career setbacks to confidence crises, from navigating anxiety to surviving loss, Failosophy recognises, and celebrates, the fact that failure connects us all. It is what makes us human.
With insights from Malcolm Gladwell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Lemn Sissay, Frankie Bridge, Nigel Slater, Emeli Sande, Alain de Botton, Mabel, Fearne Cotton, Meera Syal, Dame Kelly Holmes, Andrew Scott and many, many more, Failosophy is the essential handbook for turning failure into success.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 184 x 117 x 17 mm
"A beautiful timely and humane book. If there's one philosophy the world needs more of right now, it's Failosophy" - Alain de Botton
Praise for How to Fail:
"A book full of wisdom, humour, humility, tenderness and heart. Elizabeth Day's beautiful, reassuring stories and observations are a guide to self-compassion, a celebration of all things imperfect and will galvanise you to try, try again" - Dolly Alderton, author of Everything I Know About Love
"How To Fail has rapidly become my essential companion in this over-competitive, demanding world. By turns profound, witty, and extremely reassuring, Elizabeth Day's sublime deconstruction of the myth of 'success' - and the journey to find our own markers of contentment - is a life-changing gift to us all." - Jessie Burton, author of The Muse
'Brilliant Elizabeth Day, who you could probably trust to talk eloquently about anything' - Evening Standard
'Brilliant ... Covering everything from job rejections to failed IVF attempts, this podcast will make you feel better about life when things aren't going to plan' - Harper's Bazaar
'Funny and insightful' - Grazia
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