At first glance, you may be tempted to dismiss this as just another ‘celebrity book.’ However, that couldn’t be further from the truth in this case. This is certainly no cash in on the name and fame of Fearne Cotton. Instead we have a very thoughtful and well-written book dealing with depression, with which she has struggled for many years.
The book’s subtitle is ‘finding joy in every day and letting go of perfect’, and it aims to help the reader cope with the feeling that their mental issues in some way mean they are ‘not normal’, empowering them with numerous simple mental and physical exercises along the way. By illustrating the book with her own story, she puts forward tricks and tips that have helped her personally over the years. There are many coping strategies and mechanisms suggested, and it emphasises that even small changes can have a big effect.
This is not necessarily a book you need to read from end to end in one sitting – it’s something you can dip in and out of, referring to it as and when needed.
It’s easy reading, disarmingly honest and not too technical, and really involves you and helps you focus on what you are trying to achieve in making changes to your life.
Length of Read:Medium
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Overall, this is a very honest and positive book – I was very surprised by just how good, even (dare I say) inspiring, it was. I think everyone, including non-depression sufferers, could take something from it. Even if you just feel maybe a little bit ‘stuck in a rut’ with life, it’s well worth a read.
One thing you’ve learned
This is a well written and insightful book that will hopefully help you along the way to finding the right balance in your life. Go on – let go of ‘perfect!’