Here at One Book Lane we don’t massively approve of the idea of a New Year’s resolution, given that they generally prove unrealistic and unsustainable. That said, a few books have caught our eye recently that we can class as less resolution and more small, realistic changes and goals to make us feel that life is a little easier and/or better. Less catchy, but still…
In Presence, Amy Cuddy takes the message from her multi-million-viewed TED Talk on “power poses” and pulls it into an intriguing guide as to how body language not only affects how others see us, but how we feel in ourselves. Cuddy shows how, with tiny physical changes, we can improve our self-confidence in measurable and sustainable ways. As Amy says, “Don’t fake it ’til you make it. Fake it ’til you become it.”
Davina McCall has taken the world of healthy cookery by storm with her first bestseller 5 Weeks to Sugar Free. In her new book, Smart Carbs she cuts through the nonsense about carbs and gives you recipes that are simple, family-friendly and healthy too.
Isy Suttie is best known as a stand-up comedian and comedy performer who plays Dobby from Peep Show. The Actual One is Isy’s memoir of her twenties and of her attempts to put off proper adulthood (farmers’ markets, mortgages, nappies and so forth). It’s by turns laugh out loud funny and bitingly true to life, summed up perfectly by the Sunday Times as ‘A cross between Lena Dunham and Victoria Wood’.
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