How to Fail by Elizabeth Day | Book Review

Title: How to fail

Author: Elizabeth Day

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre: Non-Fiction

Page Count: 273

Published: April, 2019

Rating: 5/5


This book is one of my favourite reads of 2019. It is full of anecdotes and real life lessons, and is basically a guide that will help you build your strength, confidence and self believe.

This book covers every failure you can imagine (How to fail at Tests, How to fail at Sport, How to fail at relationship etc.). It teaches us to deal with failure at any given situation. Failure can be small or huge, it can be personal that you can’t share with others, or it can be related to your business. Every successful person went through a series of failures before reaching the top.

No one likes to fail and it can be really hard to deal with failure, But, the truth is that if you’re living your life at all, you’re going to encounter failure at some point or another. When you taste failure, you actually grow and gain knowledge from what happened. You get the ability to use that new wisdom to take yourself closer to your success.

Elizabeth shows the readers that failure is not a dead end, there is a possibility even if it feels like there’s nowhere else to go. Failure is actually a necessary stepping stone on the path towards success. The more you fail, the more you learn what needs to be done in order to succeed.

It is really an insightful book. I would recommend this to every person who came across failure at some point in his/her life. The book is a reminder that failure is not the end of the world and it is not permanent. You will learn that failure is actually a chance to improve and make better choice for success.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Day is the author of Scissors, Paper, Stone, which won a Betty Trask Award, and Home Fires. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Evening Standard, the Sunday Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday, and is now a feature writer for the Observer. She grew up in Northern Ireland, and currently lives in London.

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