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THE INSPIRING SUNDAY TIMES BEST SELLER

Fearne Cotton's voice is familiar to millions, whether that's through television, radio or on her hugely successful Happy Place podcast. Her voice is her career, her livelihood and the way she communicates with her audience and her loved ones. So, when Fearne's doctor told her she was at risk of needing a throat operation followed by two weeks of being unable to speak, she found herself facing a period of unexpected contemplation. 

As she considered what silence would mean, Fearne began to think about other times her voice had gone unheard - as a young woman, as 'just the talent', as the foil to louder, more dominant figures. She found herself wondering, at what point do we internalise this message, and start silencing ourselves? When do we swallow down our authentic words to become pleasers and compromisers at the cost of our own happiness or wellbeing? Speak Your Truth dives into all the ways we learn to stay quiet for the wrong reasons, and explores how to find your voice, assert yourself and speak out with confidence.

Brave, vulnerable and deeply personal, Speak Your Truth shares Fearne's compelling story and helps you to shape your own.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Fearne Cotton (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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"Fearne Cotton is a tireless seeker of the truth, and a wonderful communicator of sanity, hope, and (most refreshingly of all) reality. This is, simply put, a beautiful book." (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic)

"During a time where misinformation is spreading faster than ever and people are finding it hard to keep it real, Fearne shows us the power of living in our truth. She has a magical way of making us feel understood through her compelling storytelling, while showing us a path to a more authentic life." (Vex King, author of Good Vibes, Good Life)

"This book is going to help a lot of people." (Philippa Perry, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read)

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Feels more like a long podcast than a book

Fearne is nice and I can identify with much of what she says, particularly family life. There was a lot of content about the pandemic and lockdown which will not age well for the book. There are some useful insights but I’m not walking away feeling much more empowered to “speak my truth.” There was a LOT of name dropping and cross promotion of Fearne’s podcast, books, and other initiatives. There were long sections about BLM, transgender rights, the environment etc that are worthwhile talking points but don’t really fit with what I thought the book was aimed at. They seemed more like required politically correct content. Fearne had an eager upbeat way of talking which works well for radio and for this book, as if she was interviewing herself, but I think this is part of why it felt more like a podcast. Fearne seems like a nice person trying to do her best and I wish her well. I’m sure others will get more out of this book than I did.

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I soaked up every word

I have to say everything and I mean everything Fearne said in this book I could correlate back to myself. It is reassuring to hear others feel things the way I do, when others like to tell you your over sensitive, weird, hang onto things for too long because they have barraged you with their own thoughts and do not accept you may have a different thought ! Thank you Fearne fir making me feel I am not so alone

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Exactly what many of us need to hear.

Wonderful truths from a wonderful woman. Learning to Speak Our Truth is something we could all do a little bit more of in our lives. Fearne Cotton leads you through the process, giving you prompts, to help you understand what your truth may be and how you may be able to speak it better. I found listening to this book a real comfort and such good practical advice too. Highly recommended.

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Loved this book and totally resonated with the things Ferne had experienced when speaking (or not speaking) her truth!

Loved this book and totally resonated with the things Ferne had experienced when speaking (or not speaking) her truth! Of course the booked popped into my awareness at the perfect time.

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Proof we’re not alone in trying

Fearne’s honesty is so gratefully received in this book, it backs up my ponderings on why speaking your truth is hard, why it got lost, why we try to people please and the impact of not speaking your truth on your physical body. Thanks Fearne ✨

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Helped me speak up!

I have a hard time speaking up so not to offend others and this has really given me the confidence to do otherwise. If you struggle with this then you must listen to this book!! It was like listening to a friend.

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beautiful!

I have learned so much from this ! I totally relate to many many aspects. It is inspiring, empowering, and encouraging that we can all turn our lives into our own truths ! thank you !

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Brilliant

Loved it and am already improving on speaking my truth! Thank you Fearne, you rock!

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would highly recommend.

Very relatable and thought provoking in a positive and helpful way. I looked forward to listening to this book.

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Brilliant

Absolutely love this book. What an eye opener. Have recommended this book to all my friends.
I really hope I can learn to ‘speak my truth’ thank you fearne xx