As you have more than likely heard by now, I published my first book last week!! It’s called BUT WHY: How to Answer tricky questions from kids and have an honest conversation with yourself. More than that my ambition is that to help people think about what they think. Be curious about where their ideas come from, having honest conversations about challenging subjects and contemplate what alternative perspectives might be.
The source of the answers for BUT WHY? came from all over – the podcast, interviews with experts, conversations on Instagram but also from here on Mother of All Lists. MOAL is where it all begun. The 400+ amazing lists from you guys. All of the lists have taught me something, but a couple were so significant that I felt honoured to be able to include them in the final edit of the book.
I recommend giving them a read. Thank you so much to the writers themselves.
BUT WHY ARE HUMANS RUINING THE PLANET?
FROM A JOINING SECTION ON: ‘ IN SEARCH OF SILENCE.
BUT WHY CAN’T I LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE?
BUT WHY CAN’T SOME PEOPLE WALK?
Includes insight from Sally Darby who wrote this list on Life As A Disabled Mother
BUT WHY ISN’T MY FAMILY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE?
BUT WHY DO PEOPLE GET MARRIED?
Includes insight from this episode of Honestly podcast on Happiness with Anna Whitehose & Matt Farqueson
BUT WHY DO PEOPLE GET DIVORCED?
Includes an extract from Hollie De Cruz’s list Surviving Divorce
BUT WHY DO I HAVE BAD FEELINGS?
And she’s also been a guest on Honestly podcast talking about Overwhelm and BUT WHY? podcast discussing Rage
BUT WHY DON’T I KNOW WHAT I AM FEELING?
Includes an extract from Lucy Sheridan on Quit The Comparison
Includes insight from this episode of Honestly podcast on Emotional Wellbeing with Alain de Botton
BUT WHY CAN’T I JUST BE HAPPY?
Includes insight from this episode of BUT WHY podcast with Matt Haig on Mental Health
BUT WHY DOESN’T MONEY GROW ON TREES?
BUT WHY CAN’T I HAVE THIS [INSERT MUST-HAVE-ITEM] EVERYONE ELSE HAS ONE?
Includes insight from Alex Holder who was on an episode of Honestly podcast talking Money
BUT WHY DOESN’T DADDY WORK?
Includes an extract from this list by Nicola Washington on Work-Life Balance? Not Me
Includes insight from this episode of BUT WHY? podcast on Womanhood with Caitlin Moran
BUT WHY DO PEOPLE GET CANCER?
Includes insight from Deborah James’ list Cock Off Cancer
Includes learnings from this episode of Honestly podcast on Cancer with Deborah James and Saima Thomson
BUT WHY DO ADULTS LIKE BEER AND WINE AND WHAT DOES BEING DRUNK DO?
Includes insight from this episode of Honestly podcast on Sobriety with Millie Gooch
BUT WHY DO PEOPLE DIE AND ARE THEY JUST SLEEPING?
Includes insight from this episode of Honestly podcast on Death with Anna Lyons and Louise Winters
Includes insight from this episode of Honestly podcast on Grief with Cariad Lloyd
** ‘But why is there blood in the toilet?’ ‘But why do people die and are they just sleeping?’ and “But why do adults drink beer and what does it do?’ are some of the tricky questions I tackle in my debut book BUT WHY? which is available now and also on audiobook.**