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    DescriptionA handbook for the happy, and a bible for the broken-hearted, "The Alphabet of the Human Heart" is an enchanting and enriching journey through the upside and the downside of what it means to be human - our hopes and our fears, our strength and our weakness, our highs and our lows. "The Alphabet of the Human Heart" is a book of literally two halves. Firstly there is upside A-Z, which is full of the happy and hopeful aspects of our lives, such as A is for Adventure, through G is for Gratitude, S is for Smile to Zen is the Place to Be. The other downside half examines the negative parts of our character lives and how we can overcome them to lead more positive and fulfilling lives. From A is for Anger, through H is for Hate, T is for Temptation to once again end on Zen is the Place to be. Matthew and James have been friends for over 30 years and they've experienced both sides of life - the upside and the downside - and they've turned their experience of life - and of friendship - into a book that combines words and pictures to tell a bigger story.


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    Title
    The Alphabet of the Human Heart
    Subtitle
    The A to Zen of Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Johnstone, By (author) James Kerr
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 285 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849014496
    ISBN 10: 1849014493
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    DC22: 152.4
    Libri: ENGM5000
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, SEL000000
    Thema V1.0: VSP
    Illustrations note
    full colour illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Robinson Publishing
    Publication date
    01 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Matthew Johnstone is the author of the bestselling I Had a Black Dog and Living with a Black Dog, both published by Robinson. He is also an artist, writer and exhibited photographer. He now lives in Sydney. James Kerr is a writer and creative director based in London. The Alphabet of the Human Heart is his second book. His first, Twenty Eight Heroes, was an Australian best seller, and his film work has been broadcast on Channel Four in the UK, the BBC and PBS. His day job is as a creative consultant in branding and advertising.
    Review quote
    "'I had a Black Dog says with wit, insight, economy and complete understanding what other books take 300 pages to say. Brilliant and indispensable.' Stephen Fry 'Finally, a book about depression that isn't a prescriptive self-help manual. Johnston's deftly expresses how lonely and isolating depression can be for sufferers. Poignant and humorous in equal measure.' Sunday Times. 'Moving and thoughtfully written... a must-have' Daily Mirror 'Comprehensive and very helpful... brilliant' Guardian Weekend * 'Fritha getting reviews of Australian edn. Plus, for catalogue purposes, see reviews of Living with a Black Dog and I Had a Black Dog' - to come"