Time for our book club and this month we’re looking at an Irish favourite, Marian Keyes and her latest novel, The Woman Who Stole My Life.
In studio were Minister of State Aodhan O’Riordan, Natasha Fennell, Director of Stillwater Communications, Michael Colgan, Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre and broadcaster Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, who have all been reading it over the last month.
As we know, modern life is full of anxieties, stresses and strains. Dr Claire Hayes, Clinical Director of Aware, joined Sean to talk about new book ‘How to Cope - The Welcoming Approach to Life’s Challenges.’
Dr Hayes says that by using cognitive behavioural principles we can train ourselves to cope with difficulties in life. And for anyone experiencing anxiety or depression, the book’s advice and exercises gives people the tools to help manage the condition themselves.
How To Cope: The Welcoming Approach to Life’s Challenges by Dr Claire Hayes, is available from today via Gill & Macmillan, priced at €14.99.
This month's book club choice is Marian Keyes' The Woman Who Stole My Life. Our panel will be reviewing and analysing on Tuesday the 28th, if you've been reading along, have read it or are currently we'd love to hear your thoughts on it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Book Club in the title.
Last October, we had a huge response to an interview we did with the renowned critic and poet Clive James. He spoke to us then about the poems he was working on for his new collection, Sentenced To Life. That collection has just been published and Clive James joined Sean from his home. He begins by explaining the title of the new collection, Sentenced to Life.
Sentenced to Life by Clive James is published by Picador, £14.99.
It's time for our monthly books roundup now and here with us this morning were author Cathy Kelly and Edel Coffey. The clocks have gone forward and the sun has come out, is it too early to think of summer reads?
Christine Dwyer Hickey - The Lives of Women
70s Dublin, bored housewives behind their nets and US woman arrives with martinis and fun and all hell breaks loose. (Reading at Cuirt on Sunday 26th)
This month's book club choice is Marian Keyes' The Woman Who Stole My Life - Read along with us and listen in for the discussion on April 28th. If you want to share your thoughts on the book email TodaySOR@RTE.ie and put Book Club in the subject line.