A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds



❮Read❯ ➶ A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds ➺ Author Judith O'Reilly – E17streets4all.co.uk Judith O Reilly, author of the hugely popular blog and book Wife in the North embarks on a year long social experiment in the witty A Year of Doing Good Fed up of New Year s resolutions involving diet Judith O Reilly, author of the of Doing MOBI õ hugely popular blog and book Wife in the North embarks on a year long social experiment in the witty A Year of Doing Good Fed up of New Year s resolutions involving diets and exercise abandoned on January nd, Judith is attempting to be good A Year PDF/EPUB ² For one whole year She embarked on a mission to do one good deed every day Some called it a social experiment At times she called it madness Juggling family, friends and a variety of neighbours in the small Northumberland village she calls home, she recounts the ups, downs, moments of doubt Year of Doing PDF Ì and sheer bloody hard work of doing goodFrom the small babysitting a friend s child, clearing up her neighbour s dead mice and feeding her friendship cake Herman the German, to the slightly larger trying to raise , for charity with her Jam Jar Army and teaching a severely handicapped child to write she describes what she learns along the way that no good deed is too small and that being good makes you happy Well, most of the timeA funny, uplifting and admirable book Observer Banish January blues with A Year of Doing Good by Judith O Reilly who resolved to do one good turn day utterly uplifting Woman Home Fizzing with energy Judith s writing is open hearted and funny though not a guide to doing good, Judith s story may inspire you to do a little for others this year Express Glorious sinceritye admiring accounts of others lives, the detailing of the deeds gladly done or furiously resented, the unending chaos of family life all are rendered honestly, colourfully and occasionally hilariously Lucy Mangan, Sunday Times A Year of Doing Good inspires the reader with the day to day journey of meaning, gratification and joy that comes from contributing to the lives of others in so many creative ways For those who want to put do unto others in the centre of their lives and reap the unexpected benefits of happiness and health, this is the book for you Elegantly written, the words jump off the page Stephen G Post, PhD, author of The Hidden Gifts of Helping Judith O Reilly is a writer and journalist Her first book Wife in the North was based on her blog of the same name and was a bestseller Her second book, a novel, is living in a drawer Her third book is this one She is married with three children, and for one year she tried to be good.A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds

Judith O Reilly s claim to of Doing MOBI õ fame is that one of her books was a Radio Book of the Week As far as she s concerned that s as good as it gets Judith has written three books Her latest book is called Killing State and is out in November A Year PDF/EPUB ² It s a commercial political thriller and her first novel at least the first one she s allowed to leave the house without her She likes to describe it as a Lee Child meets Robert Harris, with a young and very British action hero and compelling and dynamic female characters She may Year of Doing PDF Ì be the only person who ever thinks that We ll have to see Judith s a former political producer with BBC s Newsnight and ITN s Channel News, and a former education correspondent with The Sunday Times where she also covered politics, undercover reporting and general news She still writes for The Sunday Times Her two non fiction books were called Wife in the North and A Year of Doing Good both published by Viking Penguin, in and respectively Wife in the North reached number three in the UK bestsellers chart and was in the top ten for five weeks It was also a top ten bestseller in Germany It sold into ten countries, was serialised by The Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph, was a BBC Radio Book of the Week has she mentioned that already , and was based on Judith s eponymous blog which was named as one of the top blogs in the world by The Sunday Times Judith s blog is credited with kicking off the popularity of domestic blogging in the UK For A Year of Doing Good, she did a good deed a day for a year It did not make her a better person She has taught memoir and blogging at Newcastle University, and occasionally advises on strategic communications Most of all though, she writes and drinks a lot of tea Occasionally, she shakes things up and drinks covfefe.

A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's
    A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's write she describes what she learns along the way that no good deed is too small and that being good makes you happy Well, most of the timeA funny, uplifting and admirable book Observer Banish January blues with A Year of Doing Good by Judith O Reilly who resolved to do one good turn day utterly uplifting Woman Home Fizzing with energy Judith s writing is open hearted and funny though not a guide to doing good, Judith s story may inspire you to do a little for others this year Express Glorious sinceritye admiring accounts of others lives, the detailing of the deeds gladly done or furiously resented, the unending chaos of family life all are rendered honestly, colourfully and occasionally hilariously Lucy Mangan, Sunday Times A Year of Doing Good inspires the reader with the day to day journey of meaning, gratification and joy that comes from contributing to the lives of others in so many creative ways For those who want to put do unto others in the centre of their lives and reap the unexpected benefits of happiness and health, this is the book for you Elegantly written, the words jump off the page Stephen G Post, PhD, author of The Hidden Gifts of Helping Judith O Reilly is a writer and journalist Her first book Wife in the North was based on her blog of the same name and was a bestseller Her second book, a novel, is living in a drawer Her third book is this one She is married with three children, and for one year she tried to be good."/>
  • Paperback
  • 306 pages
  • A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds
  • Judith O'Reilly
  • English
  • 20 October 2019
  • 0670921130

10 thoughts on “A Year of Doing Good: One Woman, One New Year's Resolution, 365 Good Deeds

  1. says:

    Judith is an engaging diarist and this her second book is both thought provoking and funny Very funny in places I was sorry to finish it and it left me contemplating the effect we have on each other in life Small acts of benevolence and kindness can and do change the recipient s day mindset life.It is also personal and poignant achingly so on maternal love.I look forward to the day when her novel breaks out of the drawer, I really do

  2. says:

    Actual rating 4.5 stars.I enjoyed reading this and it was very funny and sent me into bouts of laughter But I skimmed a bit towards the end, because I felt it was repeating itself too much I m genuinely happy right now, just because I finished reading this book.Now I just need to find Wife in the North

  3. says:

    Found this book in Tesco supermarket and bought it on a whim as I like diary style books It was really good and I didn t want to put it down I thought it might be a bit preachy at times bearing in mind the subject matter but it wasn t AND it made me think which was probably what the author wsa aiming to do It would have been easy for the author to just put money in charity boxes each day and draw the line there but she didn t she went quite a way beyond that on some occasions I m now inter Found this book in Tesco supermarket and bought it on a whim as I like diary style books It was really good and I didn t want to put it down I thought it might be a bit preachy at times bearing in mind the subject matter but it wasn t AND it made me think which was probably what the author wsa aiming to do It would have been easy for the author to just put money in charity boxes each day and draw the line there but she didn t she went quite a way beyond that on some occasions I m now interested to read her previous book at some point

  4. says:

    I thought the concept of this book was really good I could relate to a lot of what O Reilly wrote because I too have lost a child and know how difficult it can be to help people I recently was told I couldn t help the homeless at christmas because I didn t have the right qualifications The only problem I have with this book is that I am a Tory girl through and through I thought it was funny and realistic Definitely worth a read.

  5. says:

    I was originally quite put off this book when I realised that it was a factual account of someone doing good deeds for a whole year, explained in detail day by day However, I soon got into it and loved the author s cheeky sense of humour, occasional expletives and mercifully few deep investigations into the psychology of what she was doing It was funny, sad, well observed and thought provoking and I was very sad when I reached the end Very inspirational.

  6. says:

    This was chosen by our book group, so wouldn t normally be something I would go for I managed up to 6th May before giving up completely.Really not for me By reading this diary, I feel that the author would be someone I would not want to spend time with I am sure she would feel the same about me.However the consensus in the group was positive and most enjoyed it, so I think my review probably saysabout me than Ms O Reilly.

  7. says:

    This book was wonderful in many ways, Judith s witty nature combined with her quest to do a good deed every day was highly enjoyable and I look up to her for being able to reach out and help so many people.

  8. says:

    Although inspired me a bit to do some good deeds myself, hit the doldrums in this book about halfway through as it s essentially a list of good deeds with a tiny bit of story interlaced monotonous has put me well behind on my reading challenge

  9. says:

    I chose this book from the library s display of New Non Fiction because Catholicism is mentioned on the back cover but nearly didn t read it beyond the introduction once the author had made her views on some of the Church s teachings clear I thought Ms O Reilly and I were too far apart in view to find a common ground and that reading her book would provoke me to anger I, of course, am a perfect Catholic who agrees with the Church in every detail of her teaching.No I am not a perfect Catholi I chose this book from the library s display of New Non Fiction because Catholicism is mentioned on the back cover but nearly didn t read it beyond the introduction once the author had made her views on some of the Church s teachings clear I thought Ms O Reilly and I were too far apart in view to find a common ground and that reading her book would provoke me to anger I, of course, am a perfect Catholic who agrees with the Church in every detail of her teaching.No I am not a perfect Catholic And there are plenty of the teachings which I find, at best, challenging They re just different bits to those which Ms O Reilly objects to So I decided to set our differences aside and dig in And I m so glad I did So glad, in fact, that I m considering starting a jam jar fund but for which charity and wondering where my own opportunities for good deeds might be.Ms O Reilly decided to do one good deed every day for an entire year to become a better person and set a good example to her children She proceeded to do so and to write about it En route she raised over 10,000 for a local hospice, talked to the experts who study altruism from psychological and philosophical perspectives, rescued children, ate at the House of Lords and picked up a lot of litter Her writing is warm and engaging with several moments which had me giggling and wishing I wasn t sitting on public transport I d recommend this book to anyone looking for the nicer side of human nature Warm fuzzies await you

  10. says:

    Fed up of New Year s resolutions involving diets and exercise abandoned on January 2nd, Judith is attempting to be good For one whole year.She embarked on a mission to do one good deed every day Some called it a social experiment At times she called it madness.Juggling family, friends and a variety of neighbours in the small Northumberland village she calls home, she recounts the ups, downs, moments of doubt and sheer bloody hard work of doing good From the small babysitting a friend s chi Fed up of New Year s resolutions involving diets and exercise abandoned on January 2nd, Judith is attempting to be good For one whole year.She embarked on a mission to do one good deed every day Some called it a social experiment At times she called it madness.Juggling family, friends and a variety of neighbours in the small Northumberland village she calls home, she recounts the ups, downs, moments of doubt and sheer bloody hard work of doing good From the small babysitting a friend s child, clearing up her neighbour s dead mice and feeding her friendship cake Herman the German, to the slightly larger trying to raise 10,000 for charity with her Jam Jar Army and teaching a severely handicapped child to write she describes what she learns along the way that no good deed is too small and that being good makes you happy Well, most of the time.My thoughtsThis book started really well and made me chuckle if not even laugh out loud However as Judith got disenchanted with her task I got the feeling she was just writing down anything to tick the Good Deed box Many of these were in fact things that we d all do naturally in our daily lives without classing them as good deeds I got a bit bored with the book about half way through, as it would seem so did the author

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