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‘If you’re looking to ease yourself back into normality after lockdown, Born to be Mild should be top of your reading list’ Mail Online

A funny, life-affirming memoir from the creator of @soverybritish, about how to start again when everything’s gone wrong.

By the time Rob Temple hit his thirties, he had become so afraid of the world that he couldn’t leave the house. Depressed and anxious, he found himself drifting deeper into solitude.

So Rob decided to make a plan – to embark on fifty ‘mild’ adventures, to be a little less Pooh Bear and a little more Bear Grylls. On a gentle journey that takes him beekeeping, bowling, and to a service station just off the M25, Rob starts to settle on a better balance – and soon discovers the joys of a life well lived.

In this raw and honest memoir, Rob shares his year of gentle adventure and the lessons learnt along the way. Quiet and comforting, with a generous helping of British humour, Born to be Mild is a guide to living life unencumbered by mental illness, and a reminder to slow down and embrace your mild side.

Reviews

A refreshingly unpolished memoir that reads like somebody talking to you with an unfiltered voice.
Sunday Express, S Magazine
A wonderfully hilarious and life-affirming memoir ... If you're looking for an inspiring read to ease yourself back into normality after lockdown, or if you ever feel too anxious to accomplish something, Born to be Mild by Rob Temple should be top of your reading list.
Mail Online
Temple has a lovely turn of phrase and is a humourist in the classic British mode ... He has a distinctive voice and a genuine comic gift.
Daily Mail
Temple's easy style and self-deprecating wit light up the page
Sunday Business Post