Modern life is full of choices. We're told that happiness lies within and we can be whoever we want to be. But with endless possibility comes a feeling of restlessness; like we're somehow failing to live our best life. What does doing it right even look like? And why do so many women feel like they're getting it wrong? From faster-than-fast fashion to millennial burnout, the explosion of wellness to the rise of cancel culture, Pandora Sykes interrogates the stories we've been sold and the ones we tell ourselves. Wide-ranging, thoughtful and witty, How Do We Know We're Doing It Right? explores the anxieties and myths that consume our lives and the tools we use to muddle through. So sit back and take a breath. It's time to stop worrying about the answers and start delighting in the questions.
______________________________ THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER INCLUDES A NEW PROLOGUE 'Brilliant' Evening Standard 'Joyful and wise' Lisa Taddeo 'Timely and fulsome' Candice Carty-Williams 'Deliciously fascinating' Marian Keyes Modern life is full of choices - but how do we know we're making the right ones? Why, in our attempts to make life easier, do we often make it harder? With a light touch and plenty of humour, Pandora Sykes delves into the myths we've been sold and the stories we tell ourselves, in a timely bid to encourage us to consider the lives we once led, and how they might better serve us. It's time to stop looking for the answers - and start delighting in the questions. ______________________________ 'Thoughtful and funny' DOLLY ALDERTON 'Like a very clever, lucid, charming friend unpacking all the messy anxieties of modern existence with tremendous intelligence and elan. Read this book. It will help your life.' INDIA KNIGHT 'Energetic and compelling' OLIVIA SUDJIC 'Navigates complicated issues with great humanity, humour and humility ... [it] left me wanting more' SATHNAM SANGHERA 'Self-aware, self-deprecating, relatable, funny, and brilliantly curious.' STACEY DOOLEY 'Witty and zeitgeisty ... strikes a fresh, honest note' VANITY FAIR 'Refreshing ... thoughtful, considered' STYLIST ______________________________ Readers love Pandora's first book: 'A truly marvellous debut' 'Insightful and beautifully written' 'Totally brilliant ... I devoured this masterpiece in one sitting' 'A bright book in a gloomy year' 'Feeling a lot better about life after finishing this!' 'I adored Pandora's book and will be thinking about it for a long time.' 'So clever and thought-provoking' 'Pandora is a wonderful writer and I found myself unexpectedly in tears by the end'
Roman Catholics believe that the Church, in essence cannot change, and the author naturally shares this faith. But that does not answer the question aked in the title of this book, which then becomes a criterion for testing new developments in teaching and practice within the Church. The author discusses changes in the liturgy and the development of the Churh's understang of marriage, and restates some principles that tend to be overlooked. His long experience of lecturing on theology in seninaries, and explaining the faith in lucid, straightforward terms at outdoor meetings, makes him well qualified to discuss the changes brought about by Vatican II.