What I Wish I'd Known When I Was Young Book


Many of the world's most successful people have overcome immense challenges, tragedies and difficulties. In this book, based on the much-loved radio series, Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson collect the stories of who have overcome enormous adversity in order to understand their resilience, motivation, perspective and courage. Giving lessons informed by psychological research, looking at the drivers and the mindsets behind success, Rachel and Alice interview the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mary Portas, Russell Brand, Brian Cox, Andy Murray, Kirsty Allsopp, Lemn Sissay, Grayson Perry, Sajid Javid and Hilary Mantel.

Loss and adversity are part of the human condition, but an imperfect past isn’t always an indicator of what’s to come.

This book brings together psychological research with scores of intimate, fascinating interviews. The resulting narrative is full of hope, and might help us all towards a better understanding of resilience, motivation, perspective and courage.

This book is hardback and measures 24 cm x 15.9 cm