A journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author, Elizabeth Day’s first novel, Paper, Scissors, won a Betty Trask Award. Her other works include the novels Home Fires, Paradise City and The Party. Her latest book is How to Fail, a chronicle of the life-lessons of failure based on her hit podcast, How to Fail with Elizabeth Day.
Springing from her hit podcast, How to Fail is Elizabeth Day’s wry and compassionate chronicle of the lessons of failure. In chapters on everything from ‘How to Fail at Dating’ to ‘How to Fail at Being Gwyneth Paltrow’, Day unpacks what it means to have to re-think – sometimes fundamentally – the life that you’ve planned. Questioning the preoccupations of an age built around carefully curated mirages of perfect living, Day’s refreshing and very funny book is a welcome reminder of the resilience and strength that emerges from human fallibility.