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ZEST: How to Squeeze the Max Out of Life

“Everyone is able to change. The bigger question is, are you willing?”


When life gives you lemons, it also gives you ZEST.

Have you, as a grown-up, fallen into the trap of becoming a Groan-up? You know you should try to make the best of things, but more often than not, you don’t know what your “best” is anymore. It’s strange. You used to know. What happened? Was it the years of social conformity?

There is a whole beige generation out there – the bland who’ve lost their appetite for life and forgotten who they once were – buried under the stifling pressures of adulthood. If only there was a way to unearth your passions, recover the zest for life you once had. Maybe there is.

ZEST is more than just a personal development book. Crammed with positive psychology and the study of human flourishing, ZEST is a cage rattler that encourages you to shake things up and bask in the warmth of glorious individuality.

In it, authors Dr Andy Cope, Gavin Oattes and Will Hussey distil their collective smart, irreverent, inspirational genius, getting readers juiced up to:

  • Rediscover their passion for life
  • Reconnect to the essence of who they are
  • Embrace their quirks, qualities and peculiarities
  • Determine to be the person they always wanted to be
  • Act their shoe size a bit more often

ZEST is the literary equivalent of an ECG, buzzing you into life and giving you permission to wreak the right kind of havoc. It challenges readers to believe that their best days are still ahead, to search their soul, to shake things up and to break with conventional wisdom. You only live once. Really? The truth is you only die once, you get to live every single day.  

ZEST is not about pretending to be someone you’re not, it’s about squeezing every last drop out of who you already are.

The authors’ message is simple. Life is a short and precious gift. Don’t send it back unwrapped.


By Andy Cope, Gavin Oattes & Will Hussey

Due to be published by Capstone, 26th July 2019

Paperback original and ebook, priced £10.99

ISBN: 9780857088000

ZEST by Andy Cope, Gavin Oattes and Will Hussey will be available wherever books and ebooks are sold, priced £10.99.

About the authors

Dr Andy Cope is a happiness researcher, author and learning junkie. He writes for adults and children. Andy also delivers some wicked keynote talks on themes of well-being, resilience, positivity, leadership and human flourishing. He’s worked with all sorts of businesses in all parts of the world. Andy’s stuff is showcased at and or you can stalk him on Twitter at @beingbrilliant, Instagram @artofbrilliance and FB artbeingbrilliant.

Gavin Oattes is a once in a lifetime type of human. Think Optimus Prime meets Freddie Mercury meets Mary Poppins. Someone who just simply wants to inspire the world, help others to help themselves and always, always put on the best show possible. Award-winning Entrepreneur, Comedian and Author, book him as your keynote speaker and learn just why some of the biggest companies in the world turn to Gav to inspire their people! Find him on Twitter @gavinoattes and at for more.

Will Hussey is an award-winning best-selling author and keynote speaker, who specialises in making a difference. He encourages people to think, think again and grow. You can check Will out at or you can tweet him at @aobrillwill

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