How to fail : everything I've ever learned from things going wrong / Elizabeth Day.
By: Day, Elizabeth.Material type: BookCall no.: BF637.S4 D38 2020Publication: London : 4th Estate, 2020Description: 341 p.Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2019.ISBN: 9780008327354 (pbk.); 0008327351.Other title: How to fail : everything I have ever learned from things going wrong.Subject(s): Day, Elizabeth, 1978- | Self-realization | Failure (Psychology) | Self-actualization (Psychology)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2019.
How to fail at fitting in -- How to fail at tests -- How to fail at your twenties -- How to fail at dating -- How to fail at sport -- How to fail at relationships -- How to fail at being Gwyneth Paltrow -- How to fail at work -- How to fail at friendship -- How to fail at babies -- How to fail at families -- How to fail at anger -- How to fail at success.
This is a book for anyone who has ever failed. Which means it's a book for everyone. If I have learned one thing from this shockingly beautiful venture called life, it is this: failure has taught me lessons I would never otherwise have understood. I have evolved more as a result of things going wrong than when everything seemed to be going right. Out of crisis has come clarity, and sometimes even catharsis. Part memoir, part manifesto, and including chapters on dating, work, sport, babies, families, anger and friendship, it is based on the simple premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us stronger. It's a book about learning from our mistakes and about not being afraid.
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