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Any Ordinary Day

Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life

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Description

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next?

In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she's learned about coping with life's unexpected blows.

Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.

Customer Reviews

Very insightful!

Great read!! I found it very confronting in a way, to step back and look at my own ways of coping with the very resent trauma my life has presented me and even how my views on religion and the way life is panned out for us are very muddled. It has very much left me with some serious questions about my own beliefs I would like answered but also a very calming, reassuring sense that yes we are all in this together and there is always a reason to hope for better days.

Excellent

Thoroughly enjoyed Leigh’s book. So interesting and insightful.

Great read. Wonderful insights

Loved this. Insightful, well researched and quite uplifting despite the heavy subject. Some great take home messages about the reality of death as a part of life and how unexpected tragedy effects people differently.

Any Ordinary Day
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  • $16.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: 01 October 2018
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
  • Seller: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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