Project Description

27 September 2022
RRP: $32.99
ISBN: 9781922806413
Paperback, 304 pages
234 x 153 mm
Personal Development

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Best Laid Plans

by Georgie Abay

The magic is still there – you just need to look for it.

From journalist and author Georgie Abay, Best Laid Plans is an honest and frank look at how modern life never goes according to plan, and what you can do about it. It’s a bout learning to accept what we have, finding the joy in Plan B and embracing all the magic in life’s in-between moments.

Prior to founding her own media company (The Grace Tales, a lifestyle platform for mothers) Georgie was the deputy editor at Australian Vogue. Over two decades as a journalist, Georgie has interviewed hundreds of men and women from all over the globe and shared their stories, because there is great comfort to be found in reading someone else’s story and coming to the realisation that you’re not alone. Featuring myriad stories about life not going according to plan, it explores how we build resilience, overcome tragedy, embrace failure and find joy – even when life goes down the toilet. With chapters on love, grief, career, motherhood and more, it offers insights from well-known people such as Australian of the Year Grace Tame, writer Pandora Sykes, noted peace activist and human rights campaigner Supriya Vani, actress Ashley Graham, actress Priyanka Chopra, author Jodie Fox, refugee and author Aminata Conteh-Biger – and many more.

About the Author

An experienced and respected editor, Georgie Abay is the former deputy editor of Australian Vogue. In 2014, she left what was then her dream job at Vogue to chase another dream – becoming an entrepreneur. Georgie launched The Grace Tales, a global lifestyle platform for mothers searching for style, substance, and solidarity with a following of over 96k on Instagram. Driven by creating content, community and connection, The Grace Tales celebrates the paradox of modern motherhood: the struggle and the beauty, the joy and the relentlessness.

When the pandemic unfolded in 2020, Georgie launched The Grace Tales Podcast, which was recently listed in the Top 10 Podcasts for Kids and Family in Australia. Georgie’s greatest passion is storytelling and content creation, and she continues to be inspired by the connections she makes every single day with the women in her community.