Op Shop Book Project – #5

The Handbag of Happiness : And other misunderstandings, misdemeanours and misadventures by Alannah Hill

“The Handbag of Happiness is a collection of rollicking, defiant, real-life stories where self-improvement is satire and life-changing moments are found in the absurdity of our mysterious little lives.

From The Bathing Costume of Calamity to The Apron Strings of Lament and The Brassiere of Lovelessness, Alannah Hill shares hard-won wisdom from a career in the fashion world (along with the fine art of stickybeaking). Irreverent, provocative, self-depreciating and witty, Alannah tells us in her own imperfect way how she overcame adversity – and sometimes didn’t, despite her best intentions.

In a world full of self-help clichés, contradictory messages and new-puritan rules, Alannah opens her bejewelled handbag of happiness, showing us how being a little bit wrong can sometimes be so very, very right.”

This is the fifth book re-released into the wild as part of the Op Shop Book Project.

It’s available to buy in all the usual places. You should also check out your library for a copy.

If you have spotted this Op Shop Project copy out in the wild please drop me an update by clicking here and filling out a short form.

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Journey One

Bought from a Family Life in Cheltenham for $5

Journey Two

Gifted to a friend with fashion flair in Frankston.

Have you read the book or keen to if you’re a fan of the Alannah Hill fashion lines?  I’d love to know your thoughts, drop a comment below.  

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