Dare to try: Read an extract from Dare To be You by Matthew Syed

Dare to try: Read an extract from Dare To be You by Matthew Syed

I’m not sure if it was the smoke or the smell of burning that I noticed first. I am, however, totally sure of what I noticed second: the near-collapse of Tim Preston. The colour draining from his face and his knees giving way under the weight of his growing panic. We both stared across the field, our eyes squinting against the flickering orange glow, our mouths wide open.

THE BAKERY WAS ON FIRE. ON FIRE. THERE WERE ACTUAL FLAMES.

And billowing black smoke vomiting into the sky behind us.

Oh and, just by the way, it was our fault…

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    Publisher details

    Dare to Be You
    Authors
    Matthew Syed, Toby Triumph
    Publisher
    Hachette
    Genre
    Non Fiction
    Released
    08 September, 2020

    Synopsis

    Discover the power of diverse thinking in this exciting new book from the bestselling, award-winning author of YOU ARE AWESOME, Matthew Syed.From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Are Awesome comes the much-anticipated follow-up, DARE TO BE YOU.What would you dare to try if you stopped worrying about fitting in?If you're the kind of person who thinks: I don't like standing out from the crowd ... I wish I could be more like the cool kids ... There's no point trying to change things ... then this book is for you.Because guess what? There's no such thing as normal.Drawing examples from sport, science and even business, Dare to Be You empowers young readers to follow their own path, love what makes them different and question the world around them. With You Are Awesome's trademark mix of hilarious text, stylish illustration, personal insights and inspiring real-life examples, including Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai, Matthew Syed introduces children to the power of diverse thinking.When you stop doubting yourself, embrace change and let your kindness loose, you become your own action hero. This groundbreaking, practical and positive book will help kids develop the inner confidence to grow into happy adults who know - and, more importantly, LIKE - themselves.
    Matthew Syed
    About the author

    Matthew Syed

    Matthew Syed is a leading columnist and feature writer for The Times and the host of the UK's biggest podcast: Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy on BBC Radio 5. Matthew also gives business talks to major international corporate clients including. Before becoming a writer Matthew was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade, three times Commonwealth Champion, and he twice represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games.Matthew Syed's first book, Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice, was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. His second, Black Box Thinking, was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. He has also published a collection of his award-winning sports columns in The Greatest.

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