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The new hilarious and inspirational memoir from Sunday Times number one best-selling author Bryony Gordon. 

Bryony Gordon was not a runner. A loafer, a dawdler, a drinker, a smoker, yes. A runner, no. Yet somehow, as she began to recover from the emotional roller coaster of laying her life bare in her mental health memoir Mad Girl, she started to realise that getting outside, moving her body and talking to others for whom life was also an occasional challenge might actually help her. 

Going for a run might not banish her sadness, but at least it might show it that she was damn well trying to beat it, which is sometimes half the battle. As she began to run farther, she started to see the limitations she had imposed on her life more clearly. Why couldn't she be a runner? Or a bungee jumper? Or a deep sea diver? Maybe rather than sitting on the sofa watching the world go by, fulfilling your dreams was just about standing up and taking that first step. Maybe you can do it, too. 

In April 2017, less than a year after she had weighed herself at over 16 stone but stepped off the scales and started training anyway, Bryony Gordon ran all 26 and 3/4 miles of the London Marathon. Here, in her new typically funny and hugely inspiring memoir, she shows us how extraordinary things can happen to us all, no matter what life throws at us, if we're just willing to keep going.

©2017 Bryony Gordon (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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Inspired me so much

I listened to this on a couple of my own runs. My own mental health took a real battering in 2017 and this year I set myself two goals that I had come to the realisation may help me. One was to fulfil a life long ambition to actually finish writing a novel and the second was to run a half marathon. The former hasn’t been going to plan. Not really. I had lost confidence. But the running is going well. And so, when Bryony talked early in the book about how you (I) can achieve anything and about how brilliant things will happen I burst in to tears, just 2k in to my planned 12k.

I don’t think I have ever laughed and cried so much to a book as this one. Funny, honest, strangely tense but truly inspiring. I loved it. Thank you Bryony. You’re brilliant.

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Fantastic, funny, real and humble

Once again, Bryony Gordon absolutely nails it. I listened to this audio book whenever I had a free minute, it was addictive! I’m a massive fan of her and the work she does. Great book, just downloaded a running app and after struggling to get back into it for a while, this book has really helped - ‘when in doubt, run it out!’ Love it!


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An amazing account which I can relate to

An amazing story with such a lesson in it fantastic will listen again and again

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inspirational!!

absolutely loved this book! being a runner myself and struggling to motivate sometimes and being a sufferer of anxiety, this book was well worth the read. I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions. One of my best reads yet! well done Bryony!!

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Utterly inspiring

Loved every minute of this book. Totally inspiring and just makes you want to put on your trainers and get outside!!I
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Wow

I’ve read lots of books about mental health, and running more recently but this one is amazing!
I didn’t expect it to be about mental health at all however the book is so well written and well told and the detail given about her own journey and how she’s helped within mental health is truly a credit to her.
I’m so glad I read this book

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Very inspirational

I really liked Mad Girl and got this book off the back of reading it.
This book focuses on a very positive message of using exercise to help mental health.
I would love to go for a pint with Briony Gordon!

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At last , a real person like me!

I heard Bryony on Irish radio yesterday and got the book!
Mental health mates website is great, Ireland needs this too... who wants to do this with me? .
My email is andrew.lohan222@gmail.com

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Brilliantly inspiring

I love how Bryony writes frankly and honestly about her mental health and the work she has done to encourage conversation around the subject. Everyone should have this confidence!

As a runner it is also great to read her honest stories of how sometimes it’s not all it’s cracked up to be but in the end it is always worth it!

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this was such giggle

this was such a giggle and very thought provoking. makes you think about mental health in a new light

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The combo of two things I'm passionate about

This is an amazing audio book! I laughed, cried, and got lost in deep contemplation. Bryony Gordon's colourful descriptions of her mental health issues and recovery really helped me understand my own in a different light. This book has also kept me motivated in my own running journey, even if I'm not training for a marathon. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with an interest in mental health and/or running.