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Sunny Side Up

A Story of Kindness and Joy
Narrated by: Susan Calman
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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Comedian and broadcaster Susan Calman danced her way across our screens and into our hearts for 10 weeks on Strictly Come Dancing 2017, but how did this ability to find joy change her life? 

Susan Calman's enthusiasm at being on Strictly Come Dancing was an inspiration to all of us. Cheer Up Love, Susan's first book, had a clear aim: to help people understand depression. Sunny Side Up has a similarly clear path: to persuade people to be kinder to each other and spread more joy. 

These are extremely difficult and confusing times - people are cross and shouty. It's exhausting! But more than anything, people like Susan, people who don't hate other people, are apologising for the way that they think. Susan wants to make sure that they don't. That it's okay to love people, that kindness is something wonderful and brilliant and to bring on the joy. 

So the mission is simple. To get the nation to join her in not being negative. To bring back joy, kindness and community, to find that joy in the little things in life and defeat the hate and fear. 

Susan is a one-woman army of hope and joy, and she's ready to lead the nation in a different direction. 

©2018 Susan Calman (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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I loved it.

She is one of my favorite comedy writers, after her last book "Cheer up love", I knew I had to get every book she writes.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-14-18

The whole book is an act of kindness

A beautifully simple yet profound theme weaves it way through Susan’s new book - remembering that the simple pleasure of life and being a good human being can bring joy and hope.
It may seem too good to be true, but listening to the change that she has gone through since her last book is a lovely thing.

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  • Gemma Coady
  • 09-18-18

Great Message

This book is uplifting and positive and joyful - thank you for sharing this with us Susan.

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  • H Birchall
  • 09-18-18

Joyful book from Susan Calman

Robin Williams once said “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”
This audio book washes positivity over the listener, made me smile, cry, and laugh out loud in public. Buy it! Listen to Wonder Woman gently pushing for more kindness in the world and find out how she really coped with the sparkles and glamour in the TV ballroom (Strictly NO false fingernails!).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-09-19

Just lovely

Lovely message, very funny & entertaining and a great accompaniment to a drive or walk.

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  • Sophie Gray-Bickle
  • 06-27-19

Funny and warm

A smile and a hug in (audio)book form - a reminder that the simple things in life make a difference, and that every day kindnesses matter.

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  • nizzie
  • 05-25-19

Kindness rules!

A lovely, read/listen.

Thoroughly enjoyed this lovely book. Happiness, Kindness and Joy rock my world.

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  • Lenny Bear
  • 04-09-19

Lovely, joyful, inspiring<br />

I loved this book. Even more than 'what's up love'. She has a great way of sharing her experiences and ideas which really chime with me. She is warm, funny, caring, and has helped to inspire me through my depression and change the way I see the world.
Such a simple idea, to be kind, but so easy to overlook. I hope I will be a kinder person after listening to this.
And I don't even watch Strictly, but I'm very glad that she was on it, and enjoyed it so much.
Thank you Susan Calman, your Calmanifesto is one I can sign up to.

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  • Keith McCrea
  • 03-22-19

What a Joy filled book!

What an amazing book. I recently discovered Susan on the TV and she is brilliant so I thought I'd try her book and I am so glad I did.
This is a fantastic funny book that really makes you think and realise what is important in life and the things that aren't. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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  • J. Kilpin
  • 01-20-19

Fantastic book

Such a joy to listen to. Did not know much about the author and it was quite an impulse purchase so the book was a lovely surprise. Cheery anecdotes that are perfect for cheering up a cold winter day, Could not wait to read each chapter,

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  • hevama
  • 01-10-19

perfect holiday listen

Lovely happy listen for my holiday, enjoyed Susan Calman's narration. Made me smile a lot.