Marianne Power was stuck in a rut. Then one day she wondered: could self-help books help her find the elusive perfect life?
She decided to test one book a month for a year, following their advice to the letter. What would happen if she followed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could she unearth The Secret to making her dreams come true?
What begins as a clever experiment becomes an achingly poignant story. Because self-help can change your life - but not necessarily for the better....
Help Me! is an irresistibly funny and incredibly moving book about a wild and ultimately redemptive journey that will resonate with anyone who’s ever dreamed of finding happiness.
Perfect for readers who enjoyed Everything I know About Love by Dolly Alderton, Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon and Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.
This audiobook also includes contributions from Marianne's mum, Mary.
"I love it! Hilarious and thought-provoking!" (Fearne Cotton)
"A sweet sharp read." (Jessie Burton)
"A laugh-out-loud funny book." (Lucy Diamond)
Ce que les auditeurs disent de Help Me!
Heartwarmingly funny, moving & refreshingly honest.
I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t put it down. Besides the fact that it is such an easy listen (it’s like you’re chatting to a friend; you really feel like you’ve gained one) I also found it so refreshingly honest. It made me realise once again how much I had been absorbed in the world of self-help trying to "fix" myself, too. At times it felt as if she was writing about my own life and amongst more sobering eyeopeners, I kept thinking how brave I found Marianne to be so outwardly vulnerable (and then to think that this was the exact opposite of what she was experiencing in the book). I can so relate. She’s my secret heroine for sticking with it, writing this book, and finding her own sense of inner peace and self-worth in the process. Thank you Marianne for your courage, your persistence and your heartfelt honesty. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried and you’ve really helped me see some of the other hidden aspects about myself without my having to resort to yet another self-help book. Just for that, I’m grateful. So, thank you for sharing your amazing story. You are helping people just by being you. And lastly, thank you to your loving mum. She stole a little piece of my heart with her loving nature, wit and wisdom. It was a joy to listen to you both. Looking forward to your next book!