“This book gives plenty of information and ideas but more than that, it gives the reader hope. The hope that can lead to an honest reappraisal of our own experiences, and the confidence to be the person we most want to be. Who would benefit from this book? Anyone who wants to make the most of their life, and learn about living!”
Dr Mary Connor Author and Consultant in Coaching and Counselling.
"This is a book that doesn't pull its punches, which speaks honestly and directly about the challenges of life, offering advice from the author's own experience and from the world's wisdom. Dip into when you need to face up to harsh realities, when you need to hear a wise and friendly voice, when you need reminding that you are valuable and worthwhile.”
Susan Quilliam – Author of 21 books on relationship psychology, National Press journalist and broadcaster.
“The 54 simple truths are brutal, stark, blunt, honest …. but dealt with a guiding hand that seeks to support us to be the best we are and can be. Interestingly, after reading I also feel kinder and more open to others. They too are coping with life’s simple truths and I can be patient of that as this book gives me a sense of calm without removing the fact that life can be tricky”.
Lindsey Jackson Life Coach and Director of Enhance.
‘Use illness as an opportunity to review your lifestyle and ask yourself what’s really important and what do you have to change in order to get it’ writes Mike Wash.
There is a Latin tag, ‘Quis custodiet custodies? Which translates, ‘Who guards the guards?’ You might substitute, who nurses the nurse? Or – who gives advice to the advice columnist?
This one is very grateful for the common sense whichsays: ‘Stop!’
Bel Mooney of the Daily Mail.
“Although many of us can ask friends for advice, most of those friends will be unwilling to give advice which may be seen as insensitive or uncaring but which may be very much required. This book does what a really good friend should be able to do, that is give honest advice in a world that is not always fair or kind.”
Dr Niamh Leonard Consultant Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.