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Summary

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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five starts-no doubts about that

brutally honest, humble, yet one of the most powerful ego eradicators I've ever listened to.Bravo!

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Highly recommended

This was my first audio book and I decided, after a tough few months, I’d only listen when out walking. It was brilliant, Bryony’s brutal honesty made me laugh, snort and sob, sometimes all at the same time. My only disappointment was when it ended after day 3, although my legs were happy!

Looking forward to listening to her other books.

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Very inspirational

I really enjoyed this book and Bryony Gordon’s honesty throughout. Not sure I’ll ever run a marathon myself but I am thinking of putting one foot in front of another more often.

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If your looking for fitspo read this book

I love Bryon Gordon , I have listened to all her books. I started running myself and couldn’t wait till this book came to audible. This is a great fitspo book to listen to while in the gym.

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Good on ya girl!! Xx

Just well done, please keep doing what you’re doing, for all our sakes!! Thank you for writing this.

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Not what I expected

but an amazing book. Bryony is an inspiration, so open and honest. I started this book to encourage me to run, it turns out this is not a book about running, and yet it's exactly the book I needed to listen to. My mental health is screaming in thanks, thank you Bryony, thank you audible!

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Inspirational

Bryony Gordon. I had no idea who she was until I read the synopsis for this book, not being a reader of the Telegraph. However now I feel like I WANT to know her. I have never listened to such a candid account of a life event. It a testament to her writing (and then reading) skills that I shed a little tear as she crossed the finish line. She has inspired me to get off my (similarly proportioned) bum and start running again. Like she says, if she can do it then so can I!!

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  • 10-09-18

Outstanding!

Bryson is so funny,open,honest and truly is an inspiration. I found myself laughing out loud poolside. And occasionally getting a tear in my eye. I can totally relate to this woman's struggle. Thank you Bryony for having the balls to share your journey with us all. Well done! Never change. You're wonderful.

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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.