Finding great stories, so you don't have to
Hi, friend. I'm showing my age here but – before this last week – the name Eunice only ever conjured up two people. One was the fictional second wife of Fred Gee, the perennially-downtrodden barman from Coronation Street. The other was Eunice Huthart, former Gladiator and Hollywood stunt double.
If you're still with me after that riveting opening paragraph, welcome to my mind 🤪. And, on with this issue's possibly-less-arcane links...
Why wanting less leads to satisfaction
If only Mick and Keith had understood this back in the mid-60s, eh?
How to be less wrong
Adam Grant – as always – comes up with the goods. An excellent list to keep in mind, when putting together any sort of forecast at work.
BOOK OF THE FORTNIGHT
Just Ignore Him by Alan Davies
If you're thinking, is that the Alan Davies from QI and Jonathan Creek, then yes it is. But don't go expecting some comedic trawl through his life as a stand-up. This isn't so much a biography, as a confessional. It's a raw, unflinching memoir stretching back to his childhood and the abuse he received at the hands of his father. Understandably it deals with tough subjects, but the writing is rather touching and beautiful, and it ends up feeling redemptive.
Buy links*: Amazon / Hive / UK Bookshop
In the beginning was the blurb
It feels only right to follow my book recommendation with a piece that lifts the lid on how books get those 'celebrity' quotes on the covers. Very revealing!