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As a GP with a growing family, thespian husband, and a surgery full of patients to look after, Emily Joy is never idle. In a touching, often hilarious journey she sets out to find the meaning of life itself. This work is useful for anyone who's ever wondered what life is all about, but has been too busy to find out.
So what happens when you find your man? Emily thought she was kind, considerate, good-natured with a great sense of humour, but that was before she had a husband. She thought being the only doctor on call for a whole hospital in Sierra Leone in the middle of civil war was hard, but that was before children. She thought she loved chocolate. Hmmm ... she still loves chocolate.;If 42 is the meaning of life, then why is it at 42 years of age the Accidental Optimist is still searching? Probably because with three small children a husband and two dogs she can never find a blooming thing. Shit happens. Just as well really as constipation can be very painful.;The Accidental Optimist's Guide to Life explores Emily's inimitable philosophy of hope and humour through the example of her own ups and downs. It tells the story of optimism triumphing what might elsewhere be the makings of disappointment, despair, exhaustion or just low level irritation; births, illnesses, family deaths, and problem pets. It is a classic in the genre of generating remarkable insights out of living through the seemingly unremarkable. And it is funny.
- Joy, Emily
- Used: as new
- Eye Books
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