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Personal development

Create Space: How to Manage Time, and Find Focus, Productivity and Success

by Derek Draper

A guide to creating space in a busy life. An FT Business Book of the Month.

Profile Books Ltd, £9.99, 7th October 2021, 9781788160490
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I Wish I Knew This Earlier

by Toni Tone

Tone is an award-winning speaker, writer and social content creator, whose tweets average 40 million impressions a month. Her substantial combined following of almost 400,000 on Twitter and Instagram was garnered after she began posting pithy observations on relationships in the wake of becoming single again. Her first book is a relatable and insightful self-help handbook in which Tone, now in her early thirties, distils all that she has learned from her experiences for the benefit of other young women, aiming to help them navigate their own relationships more effectively in future.

Fourth Estate, £7.99, 14th October 2021, 9780008458249
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Release the Beast

by Bimini Bon Boulash

Bimini was the star of "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 2" and now has a devoted following of almost 900,000 on Instagram and 250,000 on Twitter. This is her queer self-help manifesto, which features the 10 subversive lessons she has learned from drag. Together they convey a message of radical self-love and acceptance, as well as crediting how her non-conformist icons (including Katie Price and Kate Moss) inspired her. The book is illustrated with pen and ink illustrations of Bimini and her heroines by Jules Scheele.

Viking, £16.99, 14th October 2021, 9780241543573
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The Simplest Gift

by Stefanos Xenakis

This Greek bestseller by an Athens-based entrepreneur and social media phenomenon is a collection of everyday stories which aim to spark conversations around kindness, inviting you to delve into your own life and take stock of the way you live it. "They will also remind you, every step of the way, that life is a gift".

HQ, £14.99, 14th October 2021, 9780008455651
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Planet Grief: Re-Defining Grief for the Real World

by Dipti Tait

Grief therapist and former BBC producer Tait is the author of an impressive self-published book called Good Grief. In this exploration of the science of grief and our cultural responses to it, which draws on her own experiences, she seeks to redefine what we mean by grief, and argues that it can be the gateway to building a more resilient and resourceful society.

The History Press Ltd, £18.99, 21st October 2021, 9780750994644
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Anxiety is Your Superpower: Using anxiety to think better, feel better and do better

by Dr Wendy Suzuki

Renowned neuroscientist Suzuki aims to teach us how to flip anxiety on its head, introducing a "taboo-breaking" slant which shows how it can be good for us, and even become our superpower. She suggests six uses for good anxiety, from productivity and increased emotional intelligence to creativity and confidence.

Yellow Kite, £14.99, 7th September 2021, 9781529335378
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101 Kinky Things Even You Can Do

by Kate Sloan

Everything you wanted to know about kinky practices is contained in this "highly entertaining and readable" guide.

Laurence King Publishing, £14.99, 7th October 2021, 9781913947217
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It Shouldn't Be This Way: Learning to Accept the Things You Just Can't Change

by Dr Janina Scarlet

This "therapeutic and comforting" self-help guide aims to help you grieve and process events in a way that makes sense to you; accept feelings of anger, grief, frustration and anxiety; and own your truth, even if it makes others uncomfortable.

Robinson, £10.99, 14th October 2021, 9781472145987
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The Gladiator Mindset: Push Your Limits. Overcome Challenges. Achieve Your Goals.

by Adam Peaty

The Olympic and world champion swimmer reveals his 10 lessons to a winning mental attitude in a book "bursting with no-nonsense advice on how to locate your inner gladiator, and first-hand wisdom to help you push yourself beyond what you thought was possible".

Quercus Publishing, £20.00, 11th November 2021, 9781529418422
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My Nonidentical Twin: What I'd like you to know about living with Tourette's

by Evie Meg - This Trippy Hippie

Meg, known as "This Trippy Hippy" to her 12 million followers on TikTok, shares her story of living with Tourette's in book form for the first time, aiming to empower readers to feel they can overcome their own battles in life, whatever they may be.

Sphere, £14.99, 28th October 2021, 9780751584066
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