Irish Independent - Health & Living - - COVER STORY -

he was al­ways con­cerned about the move­ment be­com­ing over­sim­pli­fied and triv­i­alised.

This book can be heavy-hit­ting, es­pe­cially for those wait­ing pa­tiently for their knight in shin­ing ar­mour to ar­rive. “No one is com­ing to save you,” Bran­den bluntly writes.

A sober­ing read, but an es­sen­tial one too.


This book isn’t for ev­ery­one. I know this be­cause half of the people I buy it for go on to buy it for their own friends. The other half see the sing-song af­fir­ma­tions, the bi­ble verses and the men­tion of ‘Je­sus’ in the first chap­ter and look at me as though I’ve taken leave of my senses.

The Game of Life was writ­ten al­most 100 years ago, so you can for­give it for be­ing a lit­tle quaint. It’s also a touch sim­plis­tic, but that’s part of its charm.

If I need to change my at­ti­tude, lift my spir­its or find an af­fir­ma­tion, this is the book I turn to.

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