walking on custard

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Neil Hughes

Walking on Custard & the Meaning of Life

"One of the best funny books about anxiety"
Walking on Custard - Book Cover
beautiful cover by Tom Humberstone

Part-time comedian and full-time worrier Neil Hughes isn’t the kind of person you'd expect to write a helpful book.

He's an idiot.

... at least, so his Inner Critic constantly claims.

No wonder he lives with anxiety.

But during his nervous bumbling through life he somehow learned how to reduce his anxiety and quit his unhelpful mental habits.

Oh… and he stumbled on the Meaning of Life, too.

To merely call this a self-help book would be a complete disservice to the author. Part biography, part guide, and part Brother's Grimm Fairy Tales of the Strange… if only I had read this growing up then I might not have felt so alone.
Claire Eastham, author

Now he's using the power of hilarious real-life stories, inventive fantasy fiction and badly-drawn graphs to help others to be less anxious and more happy.

In this compelling, surprising and delightful guide to life, Neil explains how he relieved his anxiety even while battling constant interruptions from his doubtful Inner Critic. After sorting out crises, thoughts, emotions, beliefs, relationships, purpose, and contentment, he even considers how to deal with death and the Meaning of Life itself 😨

And, somehow, it turns out everything can be explained using custard

I really, really enjoyed it. A brave and noble book. What better thing can a person do with their own suffering than use it to help others? It's on my read-this-again shelf.
Nathan Filer, author of 'The Shock of the Fall'
Hughes offers a humor-filled and useful guide for anxiety… disarmingly relatable.
Publishers Weekly
It's not bad, I suppose.
Neil's Mum

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Hughes' down to earth, sometimes silly, humour and self-deprecation make him an ideal guide. This book has a lot to offer anxious humans everywhere. It's inspiring without being over-ambitious; challenging without being preachy; insightful without making you cringe (too much!); and funny without being dismissive… It achieves what many self-help books lack: warmth, humour, and relatability, but without compromising on wisdom, insight, and practical, useful advice.
Sarah Graham
5 stars. A must read for anyone suffering from anxiety, minor or major it doesn't matter… it's helpful, funny, and insightful.
Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian
I snorted on the train. In the middle of rush hour. People looked at me. I was reading your book. You're an idiot.
Amy Burke
This idea that could have easily gone so badly, has turned out wonderfully. It is a thrilling mixture of stories, experiences, lessons, and well, custard.
Books & Bee
it is a book
Isla McLoughlin, aged 2-and-a-half
Great book, would recommend to anyone… which brings me onto my only criticism: The title. This book is definitely not only for anxious humans. I wouldn't consider myself a sufferer of anxiety, and have enjoyed it immensely and found it really helpful.
"Sambi", Amazon Reviewer
Neil has a pleasing use of commas.
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