Art Of Not Falling Apart

Christina Patterson

£8.99

If you want to make God laugh, Woody Allen once said, tell him about your plans. But most of us don’t find it all that funny when things go wrong. Most of us want love. Most of us want a nice job, healthy children and a comfortable home. Many of us grew up with parents who made these things look relatively easy and assumed we would manage it, too. So what do you do if you don’t? Or if you had some of these things and lost them? What do you do when you feel you’ve messed it all up and your friends seem to be doing just fine? For the journalist Christina Patterson, it was her work as a writer and columnist on a national newspaper that kept her going through the ups and downs of life, health and mid-life dating. And then she lost that, too. Dreaming of revenge and irritated by self-help books, she decided to do the kind of interviews she’d never done before.

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New Statesman’s Best Books of the Year, 2018Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year, 2018When life threw journalist Christina Patterson an involuntary-redundancy shaped curveball she decided to tear up the rulebook. Dreaming of revenge and irritated by self-help books, she set out to interview others who had found themselves picking up their own pieces. The result is a joyous, moving and honest celebration of life as an adventure, one where you ditch your expectations, raise a glass and prepare for a rocky ride.

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Weight0.341 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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