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Marianne Power decided that her life needed to change, so she set herself a radical, and surprising, challenge.

We’ve all tried self-help books, but most of us tend to give up quite quickly. Journalist Marianne Power was just like that, so one hungover morning she decided that she needed to make a change.

She was going to try to really live by the advice in self-help books – one book a month for a whole year – and write about her experiences. Her book, Help Me, has just been released in the UK.

Marianne’s crazy year really pushed her to her limits and made her try terrifying things she’d never done before – from posing naked for a life-drawing class to performing stand-up comedy and chatting up strangers on the tube. 

Music "Summer in my Heart" by Adam Drake and Tom Jenkins (Audionetwork). 

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