Publication Date: 16/09/2021 ISBN: 9780008435431 Category:


Kathryn Mannix

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 16/09/2021 ISBN: 9780008435431 Category:




‘Powerful, humane and wise’ JULIA SAMUEL
‘Everyone should read it’ NIGELLA LAWSON
‘Beautiful … This is a book for everyone. You feel held by it’ PHILIPPA PERRY

Most of us have a conversation we’re avoiding.

From the bestselling author of With the End in Mind, this is a book about the conversations that matter and how to have them better – more honestly, more confidently and without regret.

A child coming out to their parent. A family losing someone to terminal illness. A friend noticing the first signs of someone’s dementia. A careers advisor and a teenager with radically different perspectives.

There are moments when we must talk, listen and be there for one another. Why do we so often come away from those times feeling like we could have done more, or should have been braver in the face of discomfort? Why do we skirt the conversations that might matter most?

By bringing together stories with a lifetime’s experience working in medicine and the newest psychology, Mannix offers lessons for how we can better speak our mind and help when others need to.

Kathryn Mannix’s ‘With the End in Mind’ was a Sunday Times bestseller the weeks ending 6 January 2018, 13 January 2018 and 3 February 2018.

Publisher Review

'This gentle-hearted, engaging and intimately readable book is so full of wisdom and compassion. Everyone should read it' Nigella Lawson 'Kathryn Mannix has a gift for cutting through the noise and helping us realise what is most important. In a world that never stops talking, this book celebrates and demonstrates the curative power of listening. It is powerful, humane and wise, illuminating how having the right conversations can transform our relationships with loved ones, with change, with death and with ourselves' Julia Samuel 'This is a beautiful book. It gets to the heart of difficult conversation and consoling talk. I'm glad it will be in the world. Too often people want their friends and relations to take all the difficult talk to a therapist, there has to be more than the professional listeners who know how to have a mutually impactful beautiful, tender conversation. This is a book for everyone. You feel held by it. Kathryn is so on the button I actually feel listened to by reading it' Philippa Perry 'Kathryn Mannix is our modern-day prophet ... This is an essential book for anyone interested in themselves and their fellow humans' Greg Wise 'Kathryn Mannix is a natural born storyteller, and there is so much wisdom, tenderness and love packed into this profoundly beautiful book ... Her words brim with grace. I loved this book so very much.' Rachel Clarke 'It's amazing that a book like this has not been written before - such is the need for it ... Intensely humane and reassuring ... Full of wisdom and compassion, her writing is also wonderfully accessible' Sue Stuart-Smith 'This is a beautiful book and I found almost every page taught me something in a gentle, but powerful way. I often found myself putting the book down and going 'wow' and thinking how I couldn't wait to put into practise some of the things I'd learnt' Annalisa Barbieri

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