A Book of Secrets

Brown, Derren

£10.99

There is a difference between happiness and living well. In this thoughtful book, Derren Brown, internationally bestselling author of ‘Happy’, considers the value of difficulty in our lives. Perhaps it is in those times when we are forced to cope with adversity that we find the most meaningful rewards. As he navigates middle age, love and small talk, he dispenses with self-help platitudes and wonders if perhaps we need to more comfortably embrace uncertainty. Is anxiety in fact a pointer for growth? In chapters that take us back to the scene of childhood humiliation, to lonely evenings on tour, to the high stress of a house move, Derren explores that when we feel most alone we are often most connected to others and the flow of life.

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Publish Date: 26/05/2022

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘Enlightening, thought-provoking and illuminating. Derren Brown asks questions about the world, and his intelligent curiosity benefits us all.’

ELIZABETH DAY

In A Book of Secrets, internationally bestselling author Derren Brown shows us that it is in those
moments when we are faced with adversity that we can find life’s most lasting rewards.

In thirteen fascinating chapters, Derren takes us on a personal journey – to the scene of a childhood humiliation, to lonely evenings on tour, to being paralysed by shyness at a dinner party, to navigating middle age and to finding love.

Sharing moments of anger, frustration, loneliness and loss, Derren reveals how it’s possible to find consolation and compassion. Even in our most challenging times we can find meaning and grow.

‘Derren Brown is a mine of wisdom, humanity and kindness – everything we need to sustain and nourish ourselves.’
ALAIN DE BOTTON

***** ‘This is the most I’ve seen Derren lay himself bare’
***** ‘Funny, moving and always, always meaningful’
***** ‘Derren’s best book to date and the best book I have read this year’
***** ‘Everything you need in this is a gem. I can’t wait to read it a second time’

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Weight 202 g
Dimensions 198 × 127 × 18 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

292

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

158 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K