Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year
The International Bestseller
‘I love it! Hilarious and thought-provoking!’ - Fearne Cotton
‘The Bridget Jones of self-improvement’ - Sunday Times
Marianne Power was stuck in a rut. Then one day she wondered: could self-help books help her find the elusive perfect life?
She decided to test one book a month for a year, following their advice to the letter. What would happen if she followed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could she unearth The Secret to making her dreams come true?
What begins as a clever experiment becomes an achingly poignant story. Because self-help can change your life – but not necessarily for the better . . .
Help Me! is an irresistibly funny and incredibly moving book about a wild and ultimately redemptive journey that will resonate with anyone who’s ever dreamed of finding happiness.
I love it! Hilarious and thought-provoking! Love!
A laugh-out-loud funny book that also manages to be thought-provoking, perceptive and devastatingly honest. I loved it.
A sweet sharp read, and the last chapter made me cry. As someone a bit dubious of self-help books, it’s perfect: Power spends a year trying to live a month per book. It’s quite a fun journey through the ups and downs of negotiating ourselves through life, but underneath that is a serious, generous message, and it really does feel like you’ve learned something by the end of it.
Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist