How to Fail

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How to Fail

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Author :   Elizabeth Day
Publisher :   Fourth Estate
Published :   26/12/2019
ISBN :   9780008327354
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   341
Size (mm) :   198x129x22
Weight (g) :   250

***Elizabeth Day's new book Failosophy: A Handbook For When Things Go Wrong is available to pre-order now.***


Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day's brilliantly funny, painfully honest... Read more

***Elizabeth Day's new book Failosophy: A Handbook For When Things Go Wrong is available to pre-order now.***


Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How To Fail is Elizabeth Day's brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of things going wrong.


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.

Uplifting, inspiring and rich in stories from Elizabeth's own life, How to Fail reveals that failure is not what defines us; rather it is how we respond to it that shapes us as individuals.

Because learning how to fail is actually learning how to succeed better. And everyone needs a bit of that.