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Leading an extraordinary life can be as simple as listening to your heart.
Upbeat and fun, Follow Your Heart is full of down-to-earth wisdom that will make you smile.
A delightful mix of quirky cartoons and uplifting messages, it offers a little inspiration for everyone.
In this his second book, author and illustrator Josh Langley has created another delightful gift book about happiness. He provides a wonderful combination of cartoons and messages designed to take the reader on the path to happiness.
Another Frog and the Well inspirational book.
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truly for everyone, which is where its originality
The train was delayed, meaning that I was going to be late for work. I picked up ‘Follow Your Heart,’ by ‘Frog and the Well’ writer and illustrator, Josh Langley; the sequel to his acclaimed book, ‘Unconventional Happiness.’
This sunny book contains Langley’s poignant and strikingly simple cartoon stick men, which complement neighbouring bite-size nuggets of wisdom for the overworked and stressed among us, perfectly. Upbeat and down-to-earth in tone, I got the impression that Langley wrote this from a position of having experienced life from many different angles.
We are gently reminded throughout, of Langley’s inspirational ‘follow your heart’ philosophy, aided by repetition of imagery and the statement at the end, “Feel with your heart. / Think with your heart. / Love with your heart.”
Our being a part of nature is emphasized and celebrated here, too, making this a book of our time, as increasingly, we struggle to save planet Earth from our own destructive behaviour.
‘Follow Your Heart’ is truly for everyone, which is where its originality lies.
I was particularly charmed by it being for people of all ages: “Everyone goes through an awkward stage, even supermodels,” is followed later on by the observation, “It does seem as we get older, the path of life needs more toilet stops.”
The layout is clear and well-thought-out; the table of contents being a profound statement in itself: “Love bravely … Think differently … Live fully.”
Feeling de-stressed, I eventually got off the train with the inspirational strapline on the back cover replaying in my mind: “Leading an extraordinary life can be as simple as listening to your heart,” and had already made a mental note of who I am going to give a copy of ‘Follow Your Heart’ to, for Christmas."
I can take on the day now
"Woke up a little bit sad this morning so instead of doing the dishes like I had planned to, I got down my copy of "Follow Your Heart" and read it cover to cover. I think I can take on the day now!!"
Just got Folloow Your Heart from the bookshop. It's FAB and i love it.
"The antidote to oblivion"
Follow your heart delivers a collection of simple and transparent messages that todays overworked society could genuinely benefit from.
an inspiring and real read
Follow your heart offers an inspiring and real read for my family and I, We keep it on our coffee table & we can’t wait for the next one!”
. Langley reignites inspirational literature
After his –acclaimed book about happiness, Frog and the Well, author and illustrator Josh Langley has delivered this wonderful follow-up, Follow Your Heart: Everyday wisdom for an extraordinary life. This is laugh-out-loud reading that will also tug at your heartstrings. Langley reignites inspirational literature with his profound messages of listening to your heart, following your dreams and being grateful for what you already have in life.
The book is bigger than the usual pocket-sized inspirational gift book, but this highlights the book's bold theme and its large, full-colour illustrations. Langley has said that his illustrations tend to want to be created, and I loved the combination of surprise, delight, and meaning in each of his charming, cheeky and humorous drawings. After enjoying this book of the wisdom of the heart rather than the head, I can only look forward to what the author will offer us next. (I'm hoping that the frog in Langley's first book will make a re-appearance!).
I urge you to keep Follow Your Heart close at hand during your everyday activities, as a persistent reminder to listen to your heart's passion and to live an extraordinary life. You'll enjoy reading this book for yourself, but it would also be great to give to a loved one to inspire them to get out there and live to their heart's content. A fun and delightful read.
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ABSOLUTELY LOVED it
“I have already read Follow Your Heart by Josh Langley, and ABSOLUTELY LOVED it!! After Frog and the Well, he's done it again!”
Author Josh Langley’s new book shows you how to ditch the boring day to day grind and step into the extraordinary.
After his –acclaimed book about happiness, Frog and the Well, author and illustrator Josh Langley has delivered this wonderful follow-up, Follow Your Heart: Everyday wisdom for an extraordinary life; The second book in the series is a must have illustrated guide to listening to your heart, following your dreams and being grateful for what you already have in life.
Josh is no stranger to others telling him that he’s not good enough, not clever enough and that he doesn’t fit in... it would appear that they would be wrong. A talented and award winning copywriter, author with thousands of fans in Australia and overseas – he is an example of living life with your heart. He believes that we are ALL brave and adventurous, it’s just our heads that get in the way and wants us to lead boring ‘safe’ lives or worse still ‘meaningless’ lives. So rather than letting that overloaded brain tell us what to do we need to let go and live a little.
Within the pages of Follow Your Heart he shows how and provides the perfect inspiration to help you to live the life you really want. The combination of quirky wisdom and meaning in each of Josh’s charming, cheeky and humorous drawings will win the hearts of everyone. With its bold, full-colour illustrations Follow Your Heart is a bright and fun ‘keep by the bed’ book - a daily reminder to listen to your heart's passion and to live an extraordinary life. You'll enjoy reading this book for yourself, or a perfect give for a loved one - of any age - to inspire them to get out there and live to their heart's content.
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This is the second book in Josh’s series Frog and the Well. He is currently working on his next book Dying to Know, Is there life after death? An engaging, humorous and yes a little scary look at what happens when we die. (Big Sky, October 2013)
About the Author: Based in Perth, Josh Langley is an advertising copywriter having spent the last 16 years in radio and has been nominated and won several state, national and international radio copywriting awards. He also runs his own creative agency. Inspired by a Buddhist Fable about the Frog and the Well that encourages people to look outside what is expected, Josh has created books that provide an injection of happiness and bring some fun into people’s lives. Josh’s first gift book, Unconventional Happiness, was released in 2011
Review - Good Reading Magazine April 2013
"A fun and delightful read"
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