Phosphorescence - Winner of the Australian Book Industry BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021 by Julia Baird audiobook

Phosphorescence - Winner of the Australian Book Industry BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021: On awe, wonder & things that sustain you when the world goes dark

By Julia Baird
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    ISBN: 9781460790458

The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times. WINNER OF THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021 Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to the science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance of achieving happiness. But how do we retain happiness? It often slips out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them? And more than that, when our world goes dark, when we're overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, how do we survive, stay alive or even bloom? In the muck and grit of a daily existence full of disappointments and a disturbing lack of control over many of the things that matter most – finite relationships, fragile health, fraying economies, a planet in peril – how do we find, nurture and carry our own inner, living light – a light to ward off the darkness? An intimate, achingly beautiful and inspiring exploration of the ways we can pursue awe, wonder and purpose, from one of our best, most perceptive writers. Winner, Non-Fiction Category, Indie Book Awards 2021 'Like spending an evening with a wonderful friend, with unlimited time and a glass of good wine in hand.... A beautiful and rallying read' The Australian 'Julia Baird's new, beautiful consideration of the things that glow through the murk... a book such as this one - one that aims to provoke delight and wonder and comfort, that is at its heart trying to find answers or modes of connection, or light - is of the moment in the best possible way.' The Guardian 'Intelligent and emotionally astute ... Many will find sustenance in reading it.'Sydney Morning Herald 'This book is beautiful. A book of tough hope. A light in the dark. A thing of beauty. Phosphorescence itself. Life, nature, hope. You should treat yourself.' Matt Haig 'That is the beauty of this profound book. It transports you into all the deep, inner yearnings you've had for a long time, and then articulates them for you ... I could rave about this gem of a book forever. We need this book. You need this book. It is the perfect gift for us all right now. It is perfect.' Better Reading

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The national bestseller, Phosphorescence is a beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times.

WINNER OF THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021

Over the last decade, we have become better at knowing what brings us contentment, well-being and joy. We know, for example, that there are a few core truths to the science of happiness. We know that being kind and altruistic makes us happy, that turning off devices, talking to people, forging relationships, living with meaning and delving into the concerns of others offer our best chance of achieving happiness. But how do we retain happiness? It often slips out of our hands as quickly as we find it. So, when we are exposed to, or learn, good things, how do we continue to burn with them?

And more than that, when our world goes dark, when we're overwhelmed by illness or heartbreak, loss or pain, how do we survive, stay alive or even bloom? In the muck and grit of a daily existence full of disappointments and a disturbing lack of control over many of the things that matter most – finite relationships, fragile health, fraying economies, a planet in peril – how do we find, nurture and carry our own inner, living light – a light to ward off the darkness?

An intimate, achingly beautiful and inspiring exploration of the ways we can pursue awe, wonder and purpose, from one of our best, most perceptive writers.

Winner, Non-Fiction Category, Indie Book Awards 2021

'Like spending an evening with a wonderful friend, with unlimited time and a glass of good wine in hand.... A beautiful and rallying read' The Australian

'Julia Baird's new, beautiful consideration of the things that glow through the murk... a book such as this one - one that aims to provoke delight and wonder and comfort, that is at its heart trying to find answers or modes of connection, or light - is of the moment in the best possible way.' The Guardian

'Intelligent and emotionally astute ... Many will find sustenance in reading it.'Sydney Morning Herald

'This book is beautiful. A book of tough hope. A light in the dark. A thing of beauty. Phosphorescence itself. Life, nature, hope. You should treat yourself.' Matt Haig

'That is the beauty of this profound book. It transports you into all the deep, inner yearnings you've had for a long time, and then articulates them for you ... I could rave about this gem of a book forever. We need this book. You need this book. It is the perfect gift for us all right now. It is perfect.' Better Reading

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Author Bio: Julia Baird

Author Bio: Julia Baird

Julia Baird is a journalist, broadcaster, and author based in Sydney, Australia. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Guardian, the Good Weekend, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun-Herald, the Monthly, and Harper’s Bazaar. She has a PhD in history from the University of Sydney, and in 2005, she was a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English