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Any Ordinary Day

Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
Narrated by: Leigh Sales
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's Summary

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next?

In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she's learned about coping with life's unexpected blows.

Warm, candid and empathetic, this audiobook is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.

©2018 Leigh Sales (P)2018 Penguin Random House Australia

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Thought-provoking and evocative. Has given me a new appreciation for those ordinary days. Leigh Sales has interviewed some truly inspiring individuals.

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I love Leigh’s podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 and really admire her as a journalist.
This is a superb book beautifully narrated by Leigh. Thought provoking and ultimately hopeful.

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Thought-provoking and evocative. Has given me a new appreciation for those ordinary days. Leigh Sales has interviewed some truly inspiring individuals.

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I love Leigh’s podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 and really admire her as a journalist.
This is a superb book beautifully narrated by Leigh. Thought provoking and ultimately hopeful.

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Thought-provoking and evocative. Has given me a new appreciation for those ordinary days. Leigh Sales has interviewed some truly inspiring individuals.

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I love Leigh’s podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 and really admire her as a journalist.
This is a superb book beautifully narrated by Leigh. Thought provoking and ultimately hopeful.