The apocalypse is nigh, the antichrist has been born. His name is Adam, he has a dog called Dog, three best friends, and it’s a glorious summer to be a boy in Lower Tadfield. Meanwhile, an Angel and a Demon have agreed that whilst they know the apocalypse should probably happen at some point, they don’t think it should be quite yet.
Cheryl Strayed had hit rock bottom, and then had managed to find a crevice in that rocky bed to sink herself even further into the despair of grief and regret. With nowhere to go and no one to help she made the single most impulsive decision of her life – she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. Alone.
How many times have you, either as a woman yourself or as someone talking to a person with double X chromosomes, heard phrases like ‘Oh I can’t do DIY, I’m not strong enough, or ‘I want to go for a run but it’s going to be dark soon’. The world we live in was designed by men, for men and as a result, is inherently biased against women. From power tools which are designed by default for the average male handspan to medication that was only ever tested on XY chromosome mice, and to urban planning which throws obstacles into the working woman’s life, this book exposes why ‘I’m sorry I’m just really bad at xyz’ should actually be ‘I’m sorry but this thing was not designed for someone like me.’
When you’re barely earning more than minimum wage in London, decent housing can be hard to come by. So when your options are between a mould infested mushroom farm and a nice little one bed that’s just within budget it’s a no brainer, isn’t it? There’s only one caveat, you have to share the flat, and the bed, with a complete stranger that you will never meet.
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. There is no way she could be anything else, with her perfect routine optimised for efficiency in accumulating the necessities, like milk, tinned spaghetti, and 2 litres of vodka, whilst avoiding time-consuming activities, like talking to humans. But her simple world is flipped on its head when a simple change to her routine ends with her saving the life of an elderly gentleman who had collapsed in the street. One act of kindness and two lives saved.
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