So January 2014 is going to be the month in which I Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway. The first time I read this book I was 24 (so 12 years ago). I was in a job I hated and drinking cheap white wine in All Bar One with a friend.
She pulled a copy of Susan Jeffer’s book out of her bag and told me I had to read it. ‘It just makes you want to go out and DO stuff,’ she said. I couldn’t see what exactly it made her want to go out and do other than get drunk with me, but her enthusiasm was contagious. The next day I popped out in my lunch hour and entered the brave new world of the ‘Mind, Body and Spirit’ aisle of Waterstone’s.
From the first page, I was hooked. There was something about the shouty exclamation marks, the American positivity that was strangely exhilarating.