From paddle-boarding down the Thames in a Santa hat, to wild swimming in a glacial river, Bill considers the exhilaration of the outdoors, as well as the quieter pleasures of clearing out your moth-eaten grey t-shirts. He attempts to see beyond the mumbo-jumbo of the wellness industry and aims for the heart of real joy and contentment - and how we can all achieve it.
This collection of funny, meditative and thoughtful essays seeks out simplicity and clarity as a corrective to the endless background noise of anxiety-inducing news chatter. Whether it's whooping aloud while cycling through a pine forest, putting pen to paper, or immersing yourself in music, Bill's guide to happiness is an antidote to the frenetic whirl of modern life.
Fully illustrated with drawings by Bill himself, this is a wonderful gift of a book for anyone who needs a slice of comfort.
Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness
Bill Bailey is a comedian, musician, actor and presenter. He is perhaps most well known for his live shows, including Larks in Transit, Qualmpeddler, Limboland, and The Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra. His work on television includes programmes such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Black Books and QI. Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to British Birds was published in 2018 and this is his second book. He lives in West London with a small menagerie of animals and humans.