From the best-selling author of The Year of Living Danishly: How to make big decisions, be more resilient, and change your life for good.
Having spent the last few years in Denmark uncovering the secrets of the happiest country in the world, Helen Russell knows it's time to move back to the UK. She thinks. Maybe. Or maybe that's a terrible idea. Like many of us, she suffers from chronic indecision and a fear of change. So she decides to give herself a year for an experiment: to overhaul every area of her life, learn how to embrace change and become a lean, mean decision-making machine.
From how to cope with changing work lives and evolving relationships to how we feel about our bodies, money and well-being, Helen investigates the benefits of new beginnings, the secrets of decisive people and what makes changes last - and uncovers the practical life lessons we can all use to thrive when change is afoot and inject some freshness and magic if it's not.
©2016 Helen Russell (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
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Fun! Practical! Natural!
I absolutely loved the enunciation and the emotion she put into narrating this book!
It definitely was!
I really love how this book was a personal story and it made me relate to it more. It discussed real problems and solutions that I can tailor to myself. A very pleasant audiobook!
I loved this book as much as her previous one, The Year of Living Danishly. There are great ideas and practical actiin items here, and the whole thing is kept from being too woo woo by her fabulously funny sense of humor and writing style. Loved it.
Actually I was undecided about buying this audiobook. My friend had just finished reading the hardback and recommended it . So to help me make up my mind I looked at the posted reviews and saw the author was anti Trump and that made my mind up! I immediately purchased and listened to the audiobook and I'm pleased I did. It is part personal story - part anecdotes part advice - I found it an easy listen and in the end it me look at life in a different way - I thoroughly enjoyed it and have just purchased the author's previous book which I look forward to reading next week.
After listening to The Year of Living Danishly, I decided to try this audio book too. I really loved the Danishly book. It was very fun, funny, comforting (hygge style) and educational. I found learning about the Danish culture fascinating. So, I decided to give this book a try too. The author is witty and the book is researched in a fun way (just like the Danishly book) but it is a re-run of gazillion self-help books that have come before it, unfortunately. I will continue to follow Helen Russell's writing though. I do like her style, just hope for more interesting content in the future.
Lucy Price-Lewis is a lovely narrator. I could listen to her every day.
Listening to the audio version is like having a clever friend over for a heart-to-heart chat. With tea, of course, because she's British. And 'biscuits', because she's always talking about 'bisuits' which I'm pretty sure are cookies, so I'm in. I was listening while doing dishes and I felt like I was curled up in a comfy chair, and the world seemed... more acheivable.
Helen, the author, is very relatable, and she adds great research to the questions we all have about why we hesitate, and how we can get up off the couch and do all the things we say we want to do. If you've got decisions you are faced with, big or the endless daily slog, Helen's story will help you think it through and take action in your life.
Price-Lewis has a great voice for this book. She's typically speaking in Helen's voice, and I appreciated how she subtly shifts her voice for one-time or recurring characters, such as Helen's husband aka LEGO Man. I loved listening.
I really had an 'oh crap!' moment of realizing where in my life I am mired in indecision and how much a lack of action makes me feel like I'm swimming in mud.
I loved Helen's first book, "The Year of Living Danishly", also.
"fun, entertaining and useful"
the book is very easy to follow, very enjoyable and funny while outlining some very useful concept that we can adopt.
I just liked it a lot. it's entertaining and by the end of the book you feel like you and Helen could be friends :). it does have some great practical advice that you can use right away also.
"Great book, loved it"
Great book, loved it. I've found many of the things discussed helpful in my own life. Uplifting.
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