Help Me!

Marianne Power

2018 Short-listed

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year

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'I love it! Hilarious and thought-provoking!' - Fearne Cotton
'A sweet sharp read' - Jessie Burton
'A laugh-out-loud funny book.' - Lucy Diamond

Marianne Power was stuck in a rut. Then one day she wondered: could self-help books help her find the elusive perfect life?

She decided to test one book a month for a year, following their advice to the letter. What would happen if she followed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could she unearth The Secret to making her dreams come true?

What begins as a clever experiment becomes an achingly poignant story. Because self-help can change your life – but not necessarily for the better . . .

Help Me! is an irresistibly funny and incredibly moving book about a wild and ultimately redemptive journey that will resonate with anyone who’s ever dreamed of finding happiness.

Perfect for readers who enjoyed Everything I know About Love by Dolly Alderton, Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon and Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.

In the media
I love it! Hilarious and thought-provoking! Love!

Fearne Cotton

A laugh-out-loud funny book that also manages to be thought-provoking, perceptive and devastatingly honest. I loved it.

Lucy Diamond

A sweet sharp read, and the last chapter made me cry . . . it’s perfect

Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

Marianne’s writing makes me smile and has moved me to tears more than once. She combines a journalist’s no-nonsense investigative skills with a tenderness and honesty that sets her apart

Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said