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    The Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring: How to Cope with the Emotional and Practical Aspects of Caring for Someone (Paperback) By (author) Hugh Marriott

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    DescriptionSix million people in the UK, often unnoticed by the rest of us, provide unpaid care for disabled or elderly relatives, friends or neighbours. Their job is long, lonely and hard, yet there is limited support and no formal training. As a result, carers suffer frequent damage to physical and mental health. Oddly, though carers by definition are anything but selfish pigs, they are liable to feelings of guilt, probably brought on by fatigue and isolation. So Hugh Marriott has written this book for them - and also for the rest of us who don't know what being a carer is all about. His aim is bring into the open everything he wishes he'd been told when he first became a carer. And he does. The book airs such topics as sex, thoughts of murder, and dealing with the responses of friends and officials who fail to understand. This is a must-read for anyone involved with caring.

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    The Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring
    How to Cope with the Emotional and Practical Aspects of Caring for Someone
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hugh Marriott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780749929862
    ISBN 10: 0749929863

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Libri: I-CF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    BISAC V2.8: MED041000
    BIC subject category V2: VFG
    BISAC V2.8: MED011000, FAM017000
    DC22: 362/.0425
    BISAC V2.8: SOC016000
    DC22: 649.8
    B&T Approval Code: A66206800
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HV65 .M37 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBSP4, JKSG, VFG
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Hugh Marriott lives in Lymington with his wife Cathie, who is suffering from Huntingdon's Disease. He used to run his own PR business. He has three daughters and enjoys sailing.
    Review quote
    A splendid new books for carers. THE TIMES The reaction from readers of the book has been amazing. TAKE CARE We have needed this book for 20 years. I wish I had been able to read it when I first became a carer Alison Ryan, Chief Executive, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers The book is easy to read, with many amusing illustrations. It is well researched, and looks at the problems faced by carers rather than those who care for someone with a specific disease. GP