Author(s): Harkness, Joe, Packham, Chris,
Date of Publication: 16/04/2020,
Pagination: 272 pages,
Published By: Unbound,
Book Classification: Wildlife: birds & birdwatching, Memoirs
Longlisted for the 2020 Wainwright Prize.
When Joe Harkness suffered a breakdown in 2013, he tried all the things his doctor recommended: medication helped, counselling was enlightening, and mindfulness grounded him.
But nothing came close to nature, particularly birds. How had he never noticed such beauty before? Soon, every avian encounter took him one step closer to accepting who he is. The positive change in Joe's wellbeing was so profound that he started a blog to record his experience.
Three years later he has become a spokesperson for the benefits of birdwatching, spreading the word everywhere from Radio 4 to Downing Street. In this groundbreaking book filled with practical advice, Joe explains the impact that birdwatching had on his life, and invites the reader to discover these extraordinary effects for themselves.