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Life And How To Survive It
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  • Published: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446490716
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
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Life And How To Survive It




An essential guide to what makes individuals, families and organisations function in a healthy and positive way. This is the companion volume to the world-wide bestseller: Families and How to Survive Them.

Brilliantly entertaining, enlightening and inspiring, Robin Skynner and John Cleese take on the big issue: life, and the challenge of living, in all its myriad forms. This book is an essential guide to surviving life's ups and downs - at home or in the workplace, as a member of a family or society.

Presented in the same lively style as the best-selling Families and How to Survive Them, Life extends Skynner's and Cleese's study beyond the family to relationships and group interaction in life outside it. The book deals with such pithy issues as:

-Why life gives you all the lessons you need
-How grief can be good for you
-Why work is essential to our psychological health
-What mid-life crisis means for you

We are all searching for healthier, happier, more satisfying lives, but it's the journey that matters, not the destination. Skynner and Cleese are the perfect travelling companions.

  • Pub date: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446490716
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the Authors

Robin Skynner

Robin Skynner qualified in medicine at University College Hospital, London. He has been a pioneer in group and family techniques of treatment and one of the founders of both the Institute of Group Analysis and Institute of Family Therapy (London).

John Cleese

John Cleese was born in 1939 in Weston-Super-Mare. He studied Law at Cambridge University and has enjoyed a successful career in comedy, theatre and film and television.

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and the last three Shrek films.


Praise for Life And How To Survive It

“Breathtaking. . . On every page of Life and How to Survive It you will find insights that will cut straight to the heart of your own life”

Daily Mail


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