Monday, 3 October 2022



Title: Life
Author: Donna Ashworth
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Genre: Poetry, Essays & Collections, Health, Mind & Body
Release Date: 4th October 2022

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Donna Ashworth is the wordsmith behind the social media phenomenon LADIES PASS IT ON, and her community of more than 680,000 followers across two platforms is growing by 10,000 every month. LIFE is a collection of poems which address the issues we all face, like ageing, mental health, and body image issues as we learn to navigate the bumpiest of life's roads. A manual for the ups and downs, ins and outs and mountains in the way that we all experience, LIFE has comfort, compassion, and wisdom on every page and sheds light on the beauty in small pleasures, teaching us how to create a memorable journey full of peace, laughter, and fearlessness.

Donna's poems have gone viral, traveled round the world, and been viewed millions of times. Using her own experiences to nurture others, her work is celebrated by a huge online following and is the inspiration for both video content and many songs. Her poems are frequently read by celebrities and she has been featured in both Grazia and Glamour magazine as one of the most celebrated female poets. This new collection of 135 poems about growing older with confidence, engaging with the present, and being comfortable in your own skin will encourage anyone to resist invisibility and embrace becoming bold.

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Really enjoyed despite the fact I would probably label myself as a non lover of poetry etc, I actually found some within this book that loved, adored in fact. Recommend reading this book whether you are a lover of poetry or not. A great introduction to poetry, a great taster selection of different types of poetry too.

Some are what I would describe as paragraphs of advice more than what I myself would have catergorised as poetry but I enjoyed some of those just as much as some of the more tradition style that I expect of poetry.

Very thoughtful, thought provoking, some wistful, other straight to the point and more plain speaking I think there is something for everyone in this book. 




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