'Derren Brown is a mine of wisdom, humanity and kindness - everything we need to sustain and nourish ourselves.'
ALAIN DE BOTTON
'Enlightening, thought-provoking and illuminating. Derren Brown asks questions about the world, and his intelligent curiosity benefits us all.'
In A Book of Secrets, internationally bestselling author Derren Brown considers the value and benefit of having pain in our lives, asking:
· Is it in those moments that we are faced with adversity that we find the most lasting rewards?
· Do we spend so much time trying to make sense of our lives that we forget what makes us wonderfully us?
· What are the secrets that show us how to meet challenging moments head on?
In thirteen fascinating chapters, Derren takes us back to his own scenes of childhood humiliation, to lonely evenings on tour, to being paralysed by shyness at a dinner party hosted by famous guests, to navigating middle age and to finding love. By sharing his own moments of anger, frustration, loneliness and loss, Derren reveals how it's possible to find consolation and compassion in our most challenging times.
A Book of Secrets is a profound and practical guide to finding value in sadness and strength from what life throws at us - it is from the difficulty of life that we find meaning and grow.
Enlightening, thought-provoking and illuminating. Derren Brown asks questions about the world, and his intelligent curiosity benefits us all.
The author, broadcaster and magician talks about why there’s value in living through difficulty on the Penguin Podcast
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