Susan Calman - Sunny Side Up - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473663893
    • Publication date:06 Sep 2018

Sunny Side Up

a story of kindness and joy

By Susan Calman

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Susan Calman danced her way across our screens and into our hearts for over 10 weeks on Strictly Come Dancing 2017, how has this ability to find joy changed her life? This is her Calmanifesto of Happiness.

The Calmanifesto of Happiness

'One of the kindest people I have ever met - a beautiful dancer and a beautiful person' Kevin Clifton
'Be good, be kind, be more like Susan Calman' Kirstie Allsopp
'Be kind to yourself - read this book, keep it on your bedside table or on your Kindle - even Kindle has the word kind in it' Sandi Toksvig
'Full of wisdom and humour, with the soft underbelly of the profound' Fi Glover
'It's a warm, funny and delightful book that is sure to cheer even the grumpiest curmudgeon in your life' Woman and Home

Susan Calman's enthusiasm at being on Strictly Come Dancing was an inspiration to all of us. Cheer Up Love, Susan's first book, had a clear aim: to help people understand depression. Sunny Side Up has a similarly clear path: to persuade people to be kinder to each other and spread more joy.

These are extremely difficult and confusing times - people are cross and shouty. It's exhausting! But more than anything, people like Susan, people who don't hate other people, are apologising for the way that they think. Susan wants to make sure that they don't. That it's ok to love people, that kindness is something wonderful and brilliant and to bring on the joy.

So the mission is simple. To get the nation to join her in not being negative. To bring back joy, kindness and community, to find that joy in the little things in life and defeat the hate and fear.

Susan is a one-woman army of hope and joy, and she's ready to lead the nation in a different direction.

Biographical Notes

Born in Glasgow, Susan Calman escaped corporate law to become a stand-up comedian. She's a regular on radio and television panel shows like QI and The News Quiz and has presented the BAFTA-award winning Armchair Detectives, the recent travel series, Secret Scotland and the podcast Mrs Brightside. She recently appeared on Strictly Come Dancing where she made it all the way to Week Ten. Even more excitingly she won the Glitterball on the Strictly Live tour. An advocate for LGBTQ+ and mental health issues, she lives with her wife and cats in Glasgow.

susancalman.com
@susancalman
Insta: officialsusancalman

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781473663886
  • Publication date: 16 May 2019
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Two Roads
Not only is Susan ridiculously funny but she is also one of the kindest people I have ever met. The time we spent dancing together on Strictly was so much more than dance lessons. We laughed, cried and built a wonderful friendship and I learned as much from her as she did from me. I have always believed that the best dancers are the ones who have an ability to make people feel something and to make people smile. Susan does this on and off the dance floor which in my opinion makes her both a beautiful dancer and a beautiful person. — Kevin Clifton
If you think Susan Calman is sweet and funny you'd be wrong . . . she's hysterical and divine and one of the most life enhancing people you'll ever come across. If you can have ups and downs and come out like Susan then there's hope, lots of it. Be good, be kind, be more like Susan Calman. — Kirstie Allsopp
Be kind to yourself - read this book, keep it on your bedside table or on your Kindle - even Kindle has the word kind in it — Sandi Toksvig
Punctuated by her own life experiences and inspiring stories from other people, she shows how much pleasure can be found in the little things in life. Even without sequins, you can still sparkle! It's a warm, funny and delightful book that is sure to cheer even the grumpiest curmudgeon in your life. — Woman and Home
Full of wisdom and humour, with the soft underbelly of the profound — Fi Glover, BBC Radio 4 presenter
She started writing it before Strictly and there's a fistful of sequins in there . . . This sheer joy at dancing finds its way into Sunny Side Up — Scotsman
An essential read — Sunday Post
John Murray

Action Intelligence

Scott Grafton
Authors:
Scott Grafton

John Murray Learning

Attitude

Rob Moore
Authors:
Rob Moore
Coronet

Palette

Funmi Fetto
Authors:
Funmi Fetto

'This ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind book is not only destined to become the beauty bible for women of colour everywhere, it is also a significant, relevant and influential voice in the conversation around inclusivity. Essential reading' Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue UKThe idea for Palette came to Vogue Contributing Beauty Editor Funmi Fetto after years of being asked by friends, family and strangers on the street ask for advice on beauty products suitable for women of colour, who often find themselves excluded from mainstream beauty coverage. Following on from her career in journalism where she has extended the beauty conversation in publications such as the Observer, and written in an honest, elegant and engaging style, Fetto covers all the hair, skincare, makeup and body products available today which really work for women of colour.

Yellow Kite

The Memory Code

Alex Loyd
Authors:
Alex Loyd
Hodder & Stoughton

Do Something

Kajal Odedra
Authors:
Kajal Odedra

People power works and is changing the world around us. This is a user's guide to activism by one of the UK's biggest names in grass-roots campaigning. Illustrated with lessons from the real world, it is a guide to creating change for anyone who has ever asked themselves 'why hasn't anyone done something about that?'We are taught to believe that only a small group of people in society have the ability to change laws and company policies. That's simply not true any longer - each of is capable of using our experiences to change the world. We just need to use that thing that makes us different, and learn how to channel it. Having worked as a campaigner for the last 11 years, Kajal Odedra of change.org - which is used by 15 million people in the UK - has learned the tricks of the trade that have traditionally been held in circles of power, and believes that everyone should know how to speak up and be heard. Her mission is to show people how to use their voice to make their community, politicians and CEOs take notice.

Yellow Kite

Anyway

Kent M Keith
Authors:
Kent M Keith
John Murray Learning

Happy Money

Ken Honda
Authors:
Ken Honda

Look around you - what do you see? You may discover to your surprise that the people who are most at peace with money are the ones who walk nimbly between having too little and having too much. They have found a balance between indulgence and austerity; between success and happiness; between motivation and inspiration; and between any number of other poles we tend to think of as either/or choices, but which in reality are simply posts on either side of a doorway through which we must pass.For many of us the subject of money is unavoidably stressful. Managing our personal finances is complicated, time consuming and often, particularly in the slow countdown to pay day, dispiriting. The good news is that in Japan - where a Zen approach to life is more widely practiced - a pathway to a better relationship with money is being carved, by Ken Honda.This beautifully written book will reinvent the way you see your personal finances. You will come to understand that money flows like water and arrives like a guest. You'll rethink your own attitudes and examine the way they were shaped by beliefs about money you were taught as a child. When we heal the fear and anxiety we have about money, we successfully achieve prosperity and peace. Take the zen path to financial security and happiness.

Yellow Kite

A Monk's Guide to Happiness

Gelong Thubten
Authors:
Gelong Thubten
Hodder Paperbacks

The Clapback

Elijah Lawal
Authors:
Elijah Lawal
Coronet

A Cure for Heartache

Mary Jane Grant
Authors:
Mary Jane Grant

'A tale of loss and hope, of strength drawn from truly inhabiting the moment.' - Raynor Winn, author of The Salt PathHeartwarming non fiction up lit about starting over and embracing life, one simple moment at a time.When her husband of twenty five years suddenly announces he's leaving her, writer Mary Jane Grant runs away to London to immerse herself in any reality but her own. Reeling from the shock and loss of her marriage and the life she's known, she begins to discover that if she can just focus on the moment she's in, take notice of the people, the sights and smells around her, that her pain and grief start to recede. From the bustling cafes of Camden and the pastel-coloured streets of Notting Hill, to the sun soaked vineyards of the south of France, her journey leads her to rich new experiences that she could never have imagined in her old life. Real connections are made, she lets go of the things she no longer needs, and takes pleasure in the good, generous and beautiful parts of life that she encounters every day. Beautifully and succinctly told, this is a story about what happens when you embrace life, whatever it may bring, with surprising - and joyful - results. While the tea steeped, I split open the muffin and slathered butter across the warm, crumbly surface. I watched the butter melt. I took a bite. Memories of my grandmother's kitchen came back. I cradled the smooth white cup in my hand, ran my fingers over the uneven top of the time-worn wooden table. I looked around the place and watched people. Time passed. I realised that it was an hour since I first saw the sign telling me to smell the tea. And, all this time I had been possessed of neither sad memories nor anxious worries. I was completely and simply here, with the tea, the place, the people, myself. I was present. And it felt wonderful.(P) 2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

John Murray Learning

Just F*cking Do It

Noor Hibbert
Authors:
Noor Hibbert

Stop thinking small. Just put yourself out there, aim for the sky, and JFDI.JUST F**KING DO IT will take you on a mind-altering journey of self discovery and personal transformation using an approach which combines psychological rigour with spiritual power -helping you to become the best version of yourself and create a life of happiness and abundance.True personal development can be achieved only through changing how we think and the way we interact with the world around us. This book will demonstrate that alongside purposeful and practical steps to improve our life, we have the power to multiply our success and happiness ten times over by accessing the universal energy force that is available to each and every one of us.JUST F**KING DO IT describes a system that works and shines a light on a path to results which are phenomenal. Whatever obstacles are in your path, this book will show you how to stop thinking small, make those positive changes and live the life you deserve.(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

John Murray Learning

How to Own the World

Andrew Craig
Authors:
Andrew Craig
Two Roads

Outer Order Inner Calm

Gretchen Rubin
Authors:
Gretchen Rubin
Yellow Kite

Stress-Proof

Mithu Storoni
Authors:
Mithu Storoni

Are you ready to stop feeling constantly stressed and become the best version of you?In Stress-Proof, Dr Mithu Storoni arms you with all the tools you need to improve your relationship with stress and, in turn, positively boost your mental and physical wellbeing. This book will help you to ensure that a brief stressful episode doesn't turn into systematic overload, leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression or other chronic health issues.Each chapter examines a common stress agent and presents simple ways to minimise its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise and other daily habits. By strengthening your natural defences, you will guarantee that your mind remains sharp and your body resilient so you're ready for whatever life throws at you. Translating cutting-edge scientific research into applied lifestyle advice, Stress-Proof is the ultimate user's guide for a healthy mind and body.'Discover the toll that chronic stress can take and how to reverse its effects in this brilliant, practical guide to overcoming stress' - Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Author of The Stress Solution

Yellow Kite

90 Seconds to a Life You Love

Joan Rosenberg
Authors:
Joan Rosenberg
Yellow Kite

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do

Amy Morin
Authors:
Amy Morin
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

How to Get to Great Ideas

Dave Birss
Authors:
Dave Birss
John Murray

Farsighted

Steven Johnson
Authors:
Steven Johnson

Plenty of books offer useful advice on how to get better at making quick-thinking, intuitive choices. But what about more consequential decisions, the ones that affect our lives for years, or centuries, to come? Our most powerful stories revolve around these kinds of decisions: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war.Full of the beautifully crafted storytelling and novel insights that Steven Johnson's fans know to expect, Farsighted draws lessons from cognitive science, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning, and great works of literature. Everyone thinks we are living in an age of short attention spans, but we've actually learned a lot about making long-term decisions over the past few decades. Johnson makes a compelling case for a smarter and more deliberative decision-making approach. He argues that we choose better when we break out of the myopia of single-scale thinking and develop methods for considering all the factors involved.There's no one-size-fits-all model for the important decisions that can alter the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. But Farsighted explains how we can approach these choices more effectively, and how we can appreciate the subtle intelligence of choices that shaped our broader social history.

Hodder & Stoughton

Living A Life You Love

Joyce Meyer
Authors:
Joyce Meyer

Like many people, you may find it easy to express love for your family, your spouse, your church, the Lord-or for more temporal things like a good cup of tea, your home, or a nice dinner at your favorite restaurant. But you may struggle to truly say "I love my life!" Routines and responsibilities can become a grind, making you dread today, rather than look forward to it. Privileges can become burdens that rob you of the joy and fulfillment you're meant to have as a child of God. But you can be hopeful, learn to rise above your challenges, and become filled with wonder at what God can do in your life. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, who went from being in pain and miserable to peaceful and satisfied through Christ, this book is the key to shifting your perspective so that you may also relish every moment and every part of life. Joyce explains how to love life fully, in spite of your obstacles, so you can experience the joy and fulfillment God has for you! Chapters include: God Has an Amazing Plan for You, Refuse to Let Fear Determine Your Destiny, See Each Day as an Opportunity, and Be the You God Created You to Be! The key to loving your life is found in God's love for you. When you make Him the focus of all you do it will transform your attitude, so that you can really enjoy each day. Learn how God can help you maintain a joyful attitude, making love and kindness top priorities, and what you give away will come back to you immeasurably. As Joyce explains, God has already blessed you with what it takes to start LIVING A LIFE YOU LOVE. And this book will show you how.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World

The Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler, Dalai Lama
Authors:
The Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler, Dalai Lama