In his brilliant new memoir, Getting Better, Life lessons on going under, getting over it, and getting through it, beloved poet and author Michael Rosen shares his experience of grief after the death of his son, suffering Covid and near death, and the lessons he learned along the way.
Through investigating the road to recovery, Michael explores how we can find it within ourselves to live well again after, or even during the darkest times of our lives. Despite his grief and trauma, Michael has survived and even learned to find joy in life in the aftermath of tragedy.
Michael Rosen is one of the most popular contemporary poets and authors of books for children. His titles include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, winner of the Smarties Book Prize, Sad Book and Totally Wonderful Miss Plumberry. The presenter of ‘Word of Mouth’ on BBC Radio 4, he received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for Services to Children’s Literature in 1997 and He served as Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009.
Jordan Stephens is best known as one half of Hip Hop duo Rizzle Kicks. He is an accomplished actor appearing in Rogue One (2016), Last Vegas (2013) and Why Him? (2016). He is also a producer, activist and writer. Jordan’s first children’s picture book, The Missing Piece is being published by Bloomsbury.