Things Get Better

Things Get Better

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By (author) Katie Piper

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 24mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 3 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780874790
  • ISBN 13: 9781780874791
  • Sales rank: 83,793

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To look and listen to the extraordinary Katie Piper, it is difficult to comprehend the severe trauma she suffered from a brutal rape and acid attack which left her with deep physical and emotional scars. These terrible events would have crushed most people, but through her positive outlook and sheer determination, Katie has become inspirational to millions and living proof that no matter what life throws at you, if you work hard and believe - things will get better. Katie now begins to answer the question that everyone wants to know - 'Where did you find the courage?' She shares the key steps and support that led to her emotional recovery and acknowledges the pain we have all felt at times, whether suffering a breakup, life change or more serious trauma. Drawing on her own experiences and letters from other survivors, Katie shows with spectacular compassion that we can all find the strength within to carry on.

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Author information

Katie Piper is a presenter and charity campaigner. In 2008 she survived a rape and acid attack that left her facially disfigured. Her moving Channel 4 documentary was watched by 3.5 million viewers. Katie founded her own charity to help people living with burns and scars and recently received a prestigious Woman of the Year award.

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'A touching and truly inspirational book' Closer magazine. 'Inspiring, honest and incredibly helpful' Mumsnet. 'A sweet and simple guide to how we can all make our lives better' Star magazine.

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. Hitting rock bottom. Be a survivor, not a victim. Counting your blessings. Faith, belief and trust. Embrace the power of positivity! Facing your fears and phobias. Taking healthy risks. Laughing through the pain. Letting go and allowing yourself to move on. Forgive and be kind. Goal setting. Believe in yourself. Leading a purposeful life: find meaning in all that you do. Getting help. Setbacks and plateaus. Getting stronger - and staying stronger. Final thoughts. Resources. Acknowledgements.