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Personal development

How to Get Over Being Young: A Rough Guide to Midlife

by Charlotte Bauer (author)

Billed as a "deliciously funny and sage guide to midlife", this is the journalist's account of her adventures and misadventures through the dark comedy that is the wilderness years of a fiftysomething woman, as she tackles the question: "How the hell am I going to get over being young in a world obsessed with youth?"

Atlantic Books, £14.99, 5th August 2021, 9781838951979
Editors choice
Personal development

Pulling Through: Help for Families Navigating Life-Changing Illness

by Catherine Jessop

Alan Jessop is known to many in the trade as a former sales director at HarperCollins and Reed, and latterly the founder of Compass IPS. In 2019 he fell seriously ill with autoimmune encephalitis, and sadly remains debilitated by it. Based on her experience of this seismic event, his wife has written this terrifically thoughtful survival handbook of everything she has learned, from the financial aspects of dealing with such a crisis, to the emotional consequences. It's a general layperson's guide to illness which genuinely fills a gap in the market.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, £12.99, 19th August 2021, 9781787753723
Personal development

The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless versus the Rest of Us

by Martha Stout

A guide to how to recognise conscienceless individuals in your life. More than 500,000 copies of this have been sold in the US, says John Murray.

John Murray Learning, £10.99, 8th July 2021, 9781529331271
Personal development

Get Your Play On

by Coralie Sleap

An active mindfulness approach that also focuses on relationships and community.

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, £12.99, 8th July 2021, 9780008392901
Personal development

The Comparison Cure: How to be less 'them' and more you

by Lucy Sheridan

How to free yourself from social anxiety and the pressures of perfectionism.

Orion Spring, £9.99, 22nd July 2021, 9781409191223
Personal development

Your Voice Speaks Volumes: It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It

by Jane Setter (Professor of Phonetics, Professor of Phonetics, University of Reading)

A look at the power and the science of the voice, and the judgements we make about others' voices without even noticing.

Oxford University Press, £12.99, 22nd July 2021, 9780192843029
Personal development

How Spies Think: Ten Lessons in Intelligence

by David Omand

The former director of GCHQ reveals the methodology used by the British intelligence agencies to reach judgements.

Penguin Books Ltd, £9.99, 1st July 2021, 9780241385197
Personal development


by James Nestor

This look at how we have lost the ability to breathe correctly (and guide to how to do it correctly) was a Sunday Times number-three hit.

Penguin Life, £9.99, 8th July 2021, 9780241289129
Personal development

Be Exceptional: Master the Five Traits that Set Extraordinary People Apart

by Joe Navarro

The retired FBI agent looks at the five principles that set exceptional people apart.

Thorsons, £14.99, 8th July 2021, 9780008490560
Personal development

The Memory Code: The 10-minute solution for healing your life through memory engineering

by Alex Loyd

How to replace or change a negative memory with a new, positive memory.

Yellow Kite, £9.99, 20th January 2022, 9781473697881
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