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  • By: Bill Bailey
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  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (332 ratings)

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Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness

By: Bill Bailey
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Summary

What makes us happy? Bill Bailey plays crazy golf and hugs trees to find out.

Is there a knack to being happy? From paddle-boarding down the Thames in a Santa hat, to wild swimming in a glacial river and cooking sausages on a campfire, Bill revels in the exhilaration of the outdoors, as well as the quieter pleasures of letter-writing, or of simple reflection.

In this beautiful and uplifting audiobook, Bill Bailey explores all this and more while delving into the nature of happiness, all in his own, remarkable, way.

Packed with wisdom and humour, Bill Bailey aims for the heart of pure joy and contentment—and how we can all achieve it.

©2020 Bill Bailey (P)2022 Quercus Editions Limited

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  • 02-10-22

This book should be free on the NHS.

OK, I am a Bill Bailey fan anyway but listening to him read this book has been an absolute joy!
Bill if you read this, can I please join you for a walk or a paddle boarding expedition some time? I think we could be good friends. :)

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Uplifting, enjoyable and easily digestible.

Uplifting, enjoyable and easily digestible. Never drags on and becomes a slog. Read really nicely by Bill, making the audiobook version surely much better than the print version.

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Love it 💜

Absolutely loved this book, can't recommend it highly enough. Always been a Bill Bailey fan and he knocked this one out of the park. Even better as an audiobook because he is reading his own words. Fantastic comedian!

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Excellent!

A very good listen. Listened to the first 5 chapters before going on a camping weekend with friends then listened to the rest on the drive back with my partner, we both thoroughly enjoyed it and are big fans of Bill. I like to think that listening to it and reflecting on the weekend camping and correlating similarities to the weekend and the subjects raised in the book, our outlook on life in general has brightened for a while and helped us confirm what life's really about. Would highly recommend to anyone of any age or background. Very feel good.

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Keeping it simple is the key to happiness

Love hearing Bills short tales on finding happiness in everyday things, confirming that the simplest things in life can bring the most happiness. Everyone should listen & stop over complicating their lives.

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Witty and wise

A wonderful reflection on how to extract joy from life, told with the gentle humour and surreal flourishes we’ve come to expect from BB.

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what a guide it is!

really enjoyed this book by Bill Bailey. each chapter was entertaining and to be honest put me to sleep.

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Lovely book

Lovely to listen too, heartwarming, well written and funny. Cheered me up, thanks Bill! Will listen again

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Enjoyable but not his best work

Although it was nice to hear Bill telling stories of lockdown and how to reach happiness, it wasn't such a great read. I had a good time, but I wouldn't recommend it necessarily.

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If you like Bill Bailey you’ll love this!

Love Bill’s narration. Felt you gained insight into Bill Bailey’s life! Very enjoyable, thanks Bill Bailey!

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