Hoffman UK Magazine 2019

Page 26

By journalist, author & Hoffman graduate Marianne Power


ne hungover Sunday morning, Marianne Power realised that things couldn’t carry on the way they were. Outwardly, her life looked pretty great; she had her dream job, lots of friends, designer clothes and nice holidays. But the reality was that while her friends were getting on with buying houses, starting families and generally moving on with their lives, she was stuck in a rut and lost. Then she had an idea. Instead of endlessly reading self-help books in an attempt to fix her life, she would DO self-help books, road-testing one book a month for a year and following its advice to the word. Surely by the end of the year she would be... perfect? The result was the book Help Me! with the strapline ‘One woman’s quest to find out if selfhelp really can change her life…’

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