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Publisher Description

We all obsess about worrying less, but worrying can actually be good for you. Similarly we strive to be proactive and fast - but aren't there hidden benefits to procrastinating? The last thing a parent is meant to do is neglect their offspring, but children do amazing things when you just leave them alone. And at work we spend hours frantically brainstorming, but isn't there a benefit to just lazily staring out of the window?

In Why Everyone Needs a Nemesis, journalist Elle Hunt explores the idea that rather than being a bad habit, harnessing your inner pettiness could actually lead you to greatness.

EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD FOR YOU is a new series of short pieces dedicated to the much-maligned personality traits that we should actually be promoting. Just as Susan Cain's QUIET showed that introversion is actually a superpower and Sarah Knight made us all realise that not giving a f**k can actually improve our lives, these surprising and entertaining audiobooks will celebrate our perceived flaws - and show why embracing rather than supressing them can be the difference between failure and success.

August 29
Hodder & Stoughton

Customer Reviews

brittinbritain ,

Witty, insightful and fun

Elle is a fantastic writer who has a way with words that will have you laughing, murmuring contemplatively and shaking your head all in one place.
This essay was clearly so personal yet was self-aware and studied to make it relatable to anyone- whether they have a nemesis or not.
This essay made me look at myself and my own relationships, and left me keen to read more of Elle’s work.

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