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Publishing today to coincide with International Women’s Day
Gillian Anderson is an award-winning film, television and theatre actor and producer, writer and activist, speaking out regularly on issues ranging from feminism to climate change. She lives in London with her daughter and two sons.
Jennifer Nadel is an award-winning broadcast journalist, qualified attorney, writer and activist. American born, she lives in London with her three sons.
‘This book doesn’t come from lofty heights. It comes from two friends who have stumbled along together, trying, failing, crying, laughing, learning and trying again.’—Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel
‘It’s about women coming together to share troubles and joys without feeling we are in competition’—Gillian Anderson
We outlines nine principles to help you get to know yourself and equip you with the skills to cope when life seems overwhelming. They are: honesty, acceptance, kindness, courage, trust, peace, humility, love and joy.
We all do it: tell ourselves we’re OK when we’re not; that we don’t mind when we do, and say yes when we mean no. We override our instinct in the name of being practical or polite. We bury our dreams and then help others fulfil theirs. We disguise and shape ourselves to conform to an artificial feminine ideal only to then suffer the consequences: depression, relationship problems, anger issues, addiction and despair. Think of yourself as the archaeologist of your own life. Ask yourself questions as you would someone else you were studying. When was the last time you were happy with your life? Why was that?
For the chance to win one of 10 copies of We, email Shontell.Samuels@harpercollins.com.au.
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