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Sunny Side Up

A Story of Kindness and Joy
Narrated by: Susan Calman
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

Comedian and broadcaster Susan Calman danced her way across our screens and into our hearts for 10 weeks on Strictly Come Dancing 2017, but how did this ability to find joy change her life? 

Susan Calman's enthusiasm at being on Strictly Come Dancing was an inspiration to all of us. Cheer Up Love, Susan's first book, had a clear aim: to help people understand depression. Sunny Side Up has a similarly clear path: to persuade people to be kinder to each other and spread more joy. 

These are extremely difficult and confusing times - people are cross and shouty. It's exhausting! But more than anything, people like Susan, people who don't hate other people, are apologising for the way that they think. Susan wants to make sure that they don't. That it's okay to love people, that kindness is something wonderful and brilliant and to bring on the joy. 

So the mission is simple. To get the nation to join her in not being negative. To bring back joy, kindness and community, to find that joy in the little things in life and defeat the hate and fear. 

Susan is a one-woman army of hope and joy, and she's ready to lead the nation in a different direction. 

©2018 Susan Calman (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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The whole book is an act of kindness

A beautifully simple yet profound theme weaves it way through Susan’s new book - remembering that the simple pleasure of life and being a good human being can bring joy and hope.
It may seem too good to be true, but listening to the change that she has gone through since her last book is a lovely thing.

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Great Message

This book is uplifting and positive and joyful - thank you for sharing this with us Susan.

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Joyful book from Susan Calman

Robin Williams once said “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”
This audio book washes positivity over the listener, made me smile, cry, and laugh out loud in public. Buy it! Listen to Wonder Woman gently pushing for more kindness in the world and find out how she really coped with the sparkles and glamour in the TV ballroom (Strictly NO false fingernails!).

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Love this woman

Susan Callman is one of the funniest comedians I have heard in a long time.

All her books have a very positive message to give

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perfect

this book is everything I wanted and so many things I didnt know I needed.

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Very interesting and entertaining

I'm fast becoming SCs biggest fan, she's an erudite, articulate funny and interesting lady. I am going to have to read her other books now.

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An absolute joy!

I loved this book. So much so that I listened to it non stop from beginning to end. Susan Calman was wonderful as ever. Her "Calmanifesto" is fabulous and as always, she delivers uplifting ideas and experiences with great wit and energy. I thoroughly recommend this book.

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Sheer Joy

How lovely to hear someone being positive and advocating that concept in order to enjoy life and make the World a better place. Susan and her wife (and cats) are people I would invite to my celebrity dinner party. So long as they're not fussy eaters....

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lovely

I love your Scottish voice and loved listings to your happy joyful look on the world, I hope I can take something from your book and put it in my life. thank you x

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Brilliant book

I really enjoyed this book. Listening to the stories I smiles, laughed and even cried. Also some of the stories really resonated with me. Highly recommended.

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I loved it.

She is one of my favorite comedy writers, after her last book "Cheer up love", I knew I had to get every book she writes.

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