Help Me!

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What to expect

‘I love it! Hilarious and thought-provoking!’ – Fearne Cotton
‘A sweet sharp read’ – Jessie Burton
‘A laugh-out-loud funny book.’ – Lucy Diamond

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.

Perfect for readers who enjoyed Everything I know About Love by Dolly Alderton, Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon and Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.

Critics Review

  • I love it! Hilarious and thought-provoking! Love!

    Fearne Cotton
  • A laugh-out-loud funny book that also manages to be thought-provoking, perceptive and devastatingly honest. I loved it.

    Lucy Diamond
  • A sweet sharp read, and the last chapter made me cry . . . it’s perfect

    Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist
  • Marianne’s writing makes me smile and has moved me to tears more than once. She combines a journalist’s no-nonsense investigative skills with a tenderness and honesty that sets her apart

    Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
  • Couldn’t put this book down – Marianne’s honesty and wit shone through . . . a hugely enjoyable, fantastic read.

    Poorna Bell, author of Chase the Rainbow
  • Sublime and ridiculous . . . Britain’s answer to Sarah Knight, with Amy Schumer’s naked hilarity and Matt Haig’s soul-deep profundity chucked in.

    Catherine Gray, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

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