Stress, anxiety, and depression are more common than ever before. When the 21st-century dream is to have it all – high-powered jobs, happy families, exotic holidays, a beautiful body, and the ideal home – many minds simply cannot cope if we fail to match up. Explaining why this cycle is so hard to break and exactly what you can do about it, Rick Norris presents advice that you know you want to take: accept yourself for who you are, prioritise what really matters, reject notions of perfection, plan for a happier future; and the 6 easy steps that make it all possible.
The Water Carrier is a gritty novel about 15 year old Alfie who has a troubled home life and is mercilessly bullied at school. But his world is about to change. Together with his friends Leroy and Ami, Alfie discovers the secret life of the school caretaker from Croatia, Bilic. Alfie persuades Leroy, Ami and Bilic to help him with his dream of becoming a star footballer and the novel charts the ups and downs of the journey towards Alfie’s goal, which involves the three of them combating violence, homophobia and racism.
The book is an interesting read for adolescents, not only is it a gripping story but it also contains valuable lessons in positive thinking.
A word from Glyn:
I really hope you enjoy the book. It was great fun writing it although it took a great deal of work. And please help me tell the world that until the download version makes £20000, all of those profits will go to Children in Need.