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Born to be Mild: Adventures for the Anxious

Rob Temple

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A wonderful memoir by the author of the Twitter phenomen - and bestselling books - VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS.

'If you're looking to ease yourself back into normality after lockdown, Born to be Mild should be top of your reading list' Mail Online

A funny, life-affirming memoir from the creator of @soverybritish, about how to start again when everything's gone wrong.

By the time Rob Temple hit his thirties, he had become so afraid of the world that he couldn't leave the house. Depressed and anxious, he found himself drifting deeper into solitude.

So Rob decided to make a plan - to embark on fifty 'mild' adventures, to be a little less Pooh Bear and a little more Bear Grylls. On a gentle journey that takes him beekeeping, bowling, and to a service station just off the M25, Rob starts to settle on a better balance - and soon discovers the joys of a life well lived.

In this raw and honest memoir, Rob shares his year of gentle adventure and the lessons learnt along the way. Quiet and comforting, with a generous helping of British humour, Born to be Mild is a guide to living life unencumbered by mental illness, and a reminder to slow down and embrace your mild side.

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Rob Temple

Rob Temple is a journalist and founder of the @SoVeryBritish Twitter account, which now has more than five million followers, and a consultant on the official Channel 4 Very British Problems series.

Originally from Peterborough, he moved from South London to the countryside to provide more storage space for his rapidly expanding collection of inedible hot sauces and to be alone with his thought(s). He's not that keen on hot drinks but is fine with just water if that's okay?

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