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We'd Like A Word

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A podcast & radio show about words: writers, readers, books, poetry, lyrics, scripts, comedy, illustrators, agents & all things wordy.


38. Self help books (part 1) with Daniel Fryer & John Williams & The Book House in Thame. (swearing)

Part 1: Daniel Fryer, author of The Four Thoughts That F*ck You Up, & John Williams, the author of Screw Work Let’s Play & Screw Work Break Free, reveal all about self help books to presenters Paul Waters & Stevyn Colgan. Daniel Fryer is also a former journalist & specialist practitioner of rational-emotive behaviour therapy. He used to growl a lot & immerse himself in Bingo. John Williams talks about the Ideas Lab & applying his self help skills to dating & relationships. (How well did that work out? Have a listen...) We’ll also be discussing he challenges of having a swear word in your book title - so this episode includes words like “fuck”. Sorry, we couldn’t really avoid it. If that makes you cross, you may console yourself with the information that book titles which include swear words are more difficult to search for on Amazon. **** Also in this episode, we visit the delightful & welcoming Book House in Thame & owner Brian Pattinson. It’s a joyful place. The owner is from Newby. And he gave Paul a free book - the utterly wonderful The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. You should read it immediately & sigh & laugh. But mainly laugh. Also, order your copy from The Book House in Thame.
We'd Like A Word is a podcast and radio show from authors Paul Waters and  Stevyn Colgan. We talk with writers, readers, celebrities, talkers,  poets about books, songs, lyrics, speeches,  scripts, fiction and  non-fiction. We go out on various radio platforms at least once a fortnight and every other Thursday on podcast. Our website is -  which is where you'll find information about Paul and Steve and our  guests - and details of the radio stations that carry We'd Like A Word.  We're also on Twitter @wedlikeaword and Facebook @wedlikeaword and our email is - and yes,  we are slightly embarrassed by the missing apostrophes. We like to hear  from you - your thoughts,  ideas, guest or book suggestions. Perhaps you'd like to come on We'd Like A Word in person, to chat, review, meet writers or read out passages from books. . .

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