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My Awesome Guide to Getting Good At Stuff

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Written by: Matthew Syed
Illustrated by: Toby Triumph
Publisher: Wren & Rook

Discover the secret to getting REALLY GOOD AT STUFF in this brand-new book created especially for World Book Day 2020!

Bestselling author Matthew Syed is here to bust some myths wide open. So if you believe that …

  • You’re either born with talent or you’re not
  • Mistakes = Disaster!
  • Everyone is hopelessly better than me

… prepare to have your mind BLOWN.

Find confidence, resilience and determination in this hilarious and practical guide by learning from the best, getting over failures and nailing your practice. 
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get really good at stuff.

“A handy little pocket sized read for WBD.  If you have a child who’s inclined to give up at the first hurdle this could be just the book for them.  It encourages the belief that ANYONE can be awesome you if work hard for it and that people aren’t always born talented – success comes from effort and failure. A great way to encourage resilience and that everyone should follow their dreams.” (LucasChops aged 8)

Look inside…


    About the Author

    Matthew Syed

    Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the science of high performance, talent, resilience, the power of practice and learning from failure. The bestselling author of Bounce and Black Box Thinking, Matthew is a journalist and broadcaster, public speaker, British table tennis champion and two-time Olympian. He’s an award-winning sports columnist for the Times and hosts a Radio 5 Live show with Andrew Flintoff and Robbie Savage called Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy. His first book for children, You Are Awesome, was the UK’s bestselling children’s non-fiction book of 2018 and won the Children’s Illustrated and Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019. Matthew lives in London with his family. 

    Twitter: @matthewsyed
    Instagram: @matthewsyedauthor

    About the Illustrator

    Toby Triumph

    Toby Triumph is a New York-based illustrator from Yorkshire, England. He creates detailed hand-drawn pieces with an irreverent edge, that incorporate characters, typography and playful phrases. His work has been applied across product packaging, advertising, clothing, installations and large-scale murals.

    Twitter: @tobytriumph