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  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781780081366
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

A Mind at Home with Itself

Finding Freedom in a World of Suffering

From the creator of The Bumblebear and Billy and the Beast comes a hilarious story of one big bad mood - and how to make it go away...

Barbara is having one of those days. She has a sock problem and there's a strange pea. Then, all of a sudden, Barbara's Wobbler is out of control!

But what happens when a bad mood like this comes along? Barbara has a lot to learn about the ways of wobblers in this laugh-out-loud story from Nadia Shireen.

A brilliantly funny and sensitive way to understand and deal with tantrums.
"These are the most brilliant, beautiful and silly picture-books out there at the moment. Little doorways of joy." Caitlin Moran

  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9781780081366
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Nadia Shireen

Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. She studied law at university and then worked in magazine journalism; it was during this time that she started to draw again. After a lifetime of doodling in the sidelines, Nadia decided to pay some attention to drawing and in 2007 was accepted onto an MA course in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her debut book Good Little Wolf received a mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award and won the UKLA Book Award. Nadia has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. She lives in London.

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Praise for A Mind at Home with Itself

Byron Katie's Work is a great blessing for our planet


A truly illuminating and lively hookup of revered ancient Zen Diamond Sutra teachings and a wild and clear-eyed modern sage. It will help you to question deeply, inspire your spirit, and awaken your understanding.


Byron Katie is one of the truly great inspiring teachers of our time.

DR WAYNE DYER, author of Being in Balance

Byron Katie's teachings and everyday life are pure wisdom.

ROSHI BERNIE GLASSMAN, author of Intructions to the Cook

Very illuminating...on the cutting edge of current biological research

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Byron Katie has rocked my world and shaken loose my mind more thoroughly than any other spiritual teacher I've ever encountered. I would recommend A MIND AT HOME WITH ITSELF to anyone like me - to anyone who has ever felt like her own mind was a very dangerous neighborhood.

Elizabeth Gilbert

I think Byron Katie is just a real thing. I love her to death. She's pure and her intent is only to serve and she brings people back to reality so quickly. Teaches them not to believe their limiting thoughts and to question them and find the real truth.

Tony Robbins

Excellent.a groundbreaking meditation on selflessness and generosity

Yoga Magazine

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