Failosophy: Finding new ways to fail better and easier

Whenever something goes wrong, treat it as a life lesson, advises Elizabeth Day in her new book

Elizabeth Day finds the sweet spot between humour and bittersweet pathos


Failosophy: A Handbook for When Things Go Wrong

By Elizabeth Day

4th Estate, €14

“We accidentally burn our tongue on a cup of tea that is too hot,” Elizabeth Day writes. “There is the immediate pain . . . then there is a subsequent suffering, which lasts a bit longer as we struggle to taste food for a few days. But imagine beating yourself up about the fact that you’ve been stupid enough to ...