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Help Me!


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Marianne Power is a writer and journalist who lives in London. Help Me! is her first book.


I love it! Hilarious and thought-provoking! Love! -- Fearne Cotton
A laugh-out-loud funny book that also manages to be thought-provoking, perceptive and devastatingly honest. I loved it. -- Lucy Diamond
A sweet sharp read, and the last chapter made me cry . . . it's perfect -- Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist
Marianne's writing makes me smile and has moved me to tears more than once. She combines a journalist's no-nonsense investigative skills with a tenderness and honesty that sets her apart -- Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
Couldn't put this book down - Marianne's honesty and wit shone through . . . a hugely enjoyable, fantastic read. -- Poorna Bell, author of Chase the Rainbow
Sublime and ridiculous . . . Britain's answer to Sarah Knight, with Amy Schumer's naked hilarity and Matt Haig's soul-deep profundity chucked in. -- Catherine Gray, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Wonderful. I've laughed and cried my way through it's pages . . . I'd highly recommend this book . . . It's a wonderfully refreshing approach. It's worth picking up just for Marianne's Mum's sassy one liners alone. Give it a try! -- Keegan Hirst (on Instagram)
Sparkling . . . a laugh-out-loud odyssey * Bookseller *
Marianne Power is a delightful companion and one who (putting all natural misanthropy aside) acts a powerful reminder that the traditional ways of denigrating or demanding too much of ourselves ain't going to get us anywhere . . . excellent * Emerald Street *
Funny and fearless, I loved Help Me! almost as much as I loved Marianne's mum who was always on hand with some no-nonsense advice and really needs to write her own self-help book. -- Sarra Manning * Red Magazine *
What starts out as a simple idea for a journalist looking to try something quirky (live your life by a different self-help book every month for a year) rapidly changes into something far more real and worthwhile as she explores just exactly what is wrong with her life and whether any of it can help her! Super stuff. -- Rick O'Shea
It is a charming introduction to the world of self-help and a good gift for any sucker addicted to self-improvement. * Financial Times, Best Books of 2018: Wellness *
London-based journalist Power chronicles the harrowing, often side-splitting adventures she embarked on while pursuing happiness and inner peace . . . Throughout this consistently entertaining book, she writes with unflinching honesty - and bald hilarity, especially as she encountered deadpan reality checks from her mother, sisters, and skeptical friends-about the throes of facing her fears, tackling money issues, living in the present, opening herself up to rejection, and getting over her hang-ups with men . . . A winner. Bridget Jones meets Buddha in this plucky, heartwarming, comical debut memoir. * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) *
Some of her plights are hilarious; others are almost unbearably poignant. Self-help seekers will be moved and entertained by Power's over-the-top exploits. * Booklist *
In this frank, funny, and occasionally heartbreaking debut, journalist Power ably lays bare her yearlong quest to live by the tenets of a different self-help book every month . . . Already a bestseller in Power's native England, the book will surely find a welcoming American readership. Power's total honesty and openness will make readers realize that, at heart, everyone has similar secret fears and insecurities. * Publishers Weekly *
Marianne Power takes self-help seriously in this bold, earnest, and utterly hilarious memoir . . . You'll laugh. You'll cry. You might even achieve the level of self-acceptance Power reaches by the end. * Refinery 29 *

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