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Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self (E-Story) Kindle Edition
Praise for Three Things About Elsie:
‘Compassionate, thoughtful and tender, it is a novel exploring the pain of nostalgia and personal truths so painful we hide them even from ourselves’ HANNAH BECKERMAN, Guardian
‘A tale of ordinary lives and buried secrets … a well-written, entertaining, effortless read with some arresting insights’ Mail on Sunday
‘Charming, wise and profoundly human. I lived every page of this book’ ERIN KELLY
‘Powerful and profound’ Guardian
‘Irresistibly good-hearted … captivating’ Telegraph
‘Another sure-fire hit for Cannon … abounds with Alan Bennett-esque humour, as well as heart-wrenching sadness’ Daily Mail
‘Funny, melancholy, acutely observant … your heart will finally crack in two on the last page’ Sunday Express
‘A warm, wise novel – brilliantly entertaining – that also manages to be a timely and profound take on ageing. I loved it’ KATE HAMER
‘Light yet heartbreaking, a joy to read’ i Newspaper
‘Funny, touching, and peppered with astute observations … a future classic’ CLARE MACKINTOSH, author of I Let You Go
‘[Cannon] conveys the legion indignities of overlooked old age with touching perception’ Sunday Times Culture
‘A moving, bittersweet story’ Good Housekeeping
‘Cannon is on her way to becoming a national treasure – no one does quirky, funny and soul-searing the way she does’ Emerald Street
‘Poignant, witty and original’ Woman & Home
‘More brilliant, generous storytelling… (a) funny, melancholic tale’ Psychologies--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Joanna Cannon graduated from Leicester Medical School and worked as a hospital doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. Her most recent novel Three Things About Elsie was published in 2018 and was a top ten hardback bestseller. Her first novel The Trouble With Goats and Sheep was a top ten bestseller in both hardback and paperback and was a Richard and Judy pick. She lives in the Peak District with her family and her dog.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B07FMDDDWT
- Publisher : The Borough Press (15 August 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 733 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 81 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,617,407 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book has diverse pieces of advice of varying lengths from, among others, authors, publishers, journalists, medical staff - oh and Joanna Cannon's mum! Some will make you laugh, some will move you and I expect many will have you nodding in recognition.
Almost everyone says to try to be more confident, something which is so hard in your younger years, and to try not to compare yourself with others. Interestingly almost nobody says 'don't do this particular thing' to their younger self. I think this recognises that all our experiences, good or bad, make us the person we are.
At the end, you will find the opening chapter of the wonderful Three Things About Elsie to give you a flavour of the book if you haven't already read it.
This is a lovely quick read which is entertaining, enjoyable and inspiring.
Gems such as "stop worrying too much about what other people think" and "dedicate more time to yourself, who says your birthday is the only day of the year that's all about you?" by Adam Kay.
"Be the best person you can be, rather than trying to be someone else" by Jonathan Scott.
My favourites are by Hannah Beckerman 1. "You're not the only one who feels the way you do" 2. "Ditch the friends who make you feel rubbish" 3. "comparing yourself to other people will never make YOU happy, the race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself"
Definitely the sorts of advice I wish I had been given many years ago to save me so much wasted time worrying about whether I was good enough, trying to please everyone, doubting myself and ultimately wasting time on people who did not make me feel worthy, until I realised it is better to be happy on my own rather than miserable with someone else.
Sheep. She is a wonderful writer and this was a brilliant idea.
This is an interesting concept - what have you learned that you would like to tell your younger self? And how can you take that knowledge & improve yourself moving forwards?
I’m not sure that I have fully implemented this as of yet, but will be working on it as I learn & grow.
It’s only a short read, I read it in half an hour, but it will stay with me much longer. I read it while my daughter was getting her nails done, and I sat there trying to hide the tears. I read it again before I reviewed it and I have never highlighted a book so much. This book is going to be a go to when I need reassurance, guidance and a pick me up.
All the contributors to the book have each written a letter to their previous selves, some are long some are short. What they all had in common is a lot of their lessons are very similar. We are all much more alike than we think. All our hang ups and anxieties that we think are unique to us aren’t.
If you are looking for a book that will make you cry and laugh and provide some great insight, read this. It’s free and something quite wonderful.