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Art of Not Falling Apart

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Art of Not Falling Apart
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  • ISBN: 9781786492760
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New Statesman's Best Books of the Year, 2018

We plan, as the old proverb says, and God laughs. But most of us don't find it all that funny when things go wrong. Most of us want love, a nice home, good work, and happy children. Many of us grew up with parents who made these things look relatively easy and assumed we would get them, too. So what do you do if you don't? What do you do when you feel you've messed it all up and your friends seem to be doing just fine?

For Christina Patterson, it was her job as a journalist that kept her going through the ups and downs of life. And then she lost that, too. Dreaming of revenge and irritated by self-help books, she decided to do the kind of interviews she had never done before. The resulting conversations are surprising, touching and often funny. There's Ken, the first person to be publicly fired from a FTSE-100 board. There's Winston, who fell through a ceiling onto a purple coffin. There's Louise, whose baby was seriously ill, but who still worried about being fat. And through it all, there's Christina, eating far too many crisps as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life.

The Art of Not Falling Apart is a joyous, moving and sometimes shockingly honest celebration of life as an adventure, one where you ditch your expectations, raise a glass and prepare for a rocky ride.

A beautifully written and uplifting memoir about love and loss - and finding the resolve to carry on - Matthew Syed, The Times

If you're 50 and feeling a failure, you must read The Art of Not Falling Apart, by Christina Patterson - Liz Jones, Mail on Sunday

Poignant and very funny. - Sunday Express

A very different kind of self-help book: witty, wise and wonderfully relatable - Sarah Hughes, the i

One of the best columnists around. - Andrew Motion

A clear and important voice in British journalism. - Carol Ann Duffy

Wonderful, gutsy. - Clive James

A tender, beautiful exploration of how we survive pressure, from a tender, beautiful writer. - Johann Hari, author of Lost Connections and Chasing The Scream (a NYT bestseller)

Brilliant, poignant and also very funny. - Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

A page turner! Insightful, sad, funny and so well written. - Kirsty Wark

I thoroughly enjoyed it - a kind of war reporter's dispatches from the barricades of modern life. - Robert Harris

Tender and funny. - Sunday Post

Poignant and very funny - Sunday Express

Patterson invests her case histories with such intelligent passion and cracking candour that you feel as if you are listening to your cleverest, funniest, and, above all, kindest friend. This is a manual on how to survive in the 21st century. - Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday [Patterson] puts her marvellous empathetic talent to good use, interviewing other people whose worlds had collapsed. The Art of Not Falling Apart is the result, a surprisingly joyful book by a writer so good that the people who sacked her were clearly morons. - Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph

Detalii
Autor PATTERSON, Christina
An apariţie 2019
Editura Atlantic 
Nr pagini 352
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: patterson christina