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Jump is a memoir about growing up, burning out, bad decisions, reckless adventures, love and loss. It's about what happens when you let go of everything you think you need and are confronted by who you really are - and how on the other side of this confrontation lies true contentment. ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published June 5th 2020 by Gill & Macmillan Ltd
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Aoife
Aug 14, 2020 rated it liked it
The first half of this book is a clear and honest perspective on how she became successful while at the same time her ability to cope, and her mechanisms for coping, slowly failed her. The second half of the book is less clear - it seems like there are a few defining moments where she decides her life is going to change, only for things to continue in a fairly similar way, e.g. drugs and parties. It’s a confusing narrative thread (as a reader I felt like I was being told things has changed while ...more
Jessica
Nov 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
Urgh. This is really a book of two halves.

The first half gets 2.5 stars from me. The first half is interesting and reads well.

I did have two minor issues with the first half. Firstly, the author attributes equal blame to her father and herself for the abusive relationship they had when she was growing up. No adult should hit a child. There is no excuse for hitting a child. Her father was in a position of power and it doesn't matter how selfish and ungrateful she seemed. He should not have hit
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Victoria
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved reading this! It’s honest and raw and has some moments of incredible wisdom particularly around self-acceptance, dealing with stress and anxiety and pressures of modern living. I also loved the mix of self-help, memoir and travel writing.
Ana
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A relatable book about growing up, burning out and running on empty. Her description of interior states are some of the most raw and close to reality I have ever read.

Didn't know who she was before I picked up the book. It doesn't really matter. This book is just a milestone in her unfolding life.
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Briana Kelly
Nov 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Likes: Clear, well written, very honest, inspiring, makes you want to drop everything and go travelling
Dislikes: Long winded at times, the second half of the book starts to lag
Recommend For: Anyone suffering from anxiety, travel and yoga lovers, Danielle Moyles fans
Evelyn
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve followed Daniella since her trip to Uganda almost three years ago. This was a gorgeous,honest and raw memoir exploring mental health, social media and travelling.
Louise
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read it in one sitting. Very honest book about her struggles
Naomi Handler
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m not keen on biographies but I absolutely loved loved this book, so honest, so easy to read through it but still touching and makes you think about your life. Absolutely thrilled I chose to pick it up and not hid behind the “I don’t like biographies” approach.
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Michael Bruce
The story was interesting and I thought it was very well written. However, I continually found myself irritated by the actions of the author. Why would you continually drink and take drugs whilst trying to fix your mental health? Irked me about how the 4 week yoga course was the turning point too. What exactly happened there? Long postures and lying down made you realise you were angry? Huh? Maybe I’m just cynical.

I’m glad she’s on the road to improved wellbeing but I think Moyles missed out on
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Julia Kendrick
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I needed this read......

A book that will move you and make you want to move, to book a flight and just go. Honest and so interesting.
Lynsey O'Reilly
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An incredible, honest book that is so beautifully written. An open read about mental health, travel, social pressure, overcoming fear, and real life. What a lovely fabulous person ❤️ loved it!!!
Lou F
Oct 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
Really disappointed with this. I wanted to like it but it felt really superficial. A beautiful white hetro lady with plenty of cash navigates the world and finds it much easier than expected. The end. Maybe I’m being harsh but I expected more considering the positive reviews. I wanted it to inspire me and to vicariously live through her travels. I didn’t know who she was before starting the book, perhaps it would have been better if I had an idea of her media career. Made me want to go to Costa ...more
Barbara
I strongly suspect that if you're going to consume 'celebrity' audiobooks, it's probably more meaningful if you have some idea who the so-called celebrity is. I don't know anything about Daniella Moyes - or rather I didn't before I listened to her book 'Jump'.

The book follows her through a difficult childhood (mother with cancer, distant and angry father) through school (let out early for not really knuckling down) then out into the world of 'work' (standing around in a bikini looking pretty), t
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Barbara Dougal
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is an honest depiction of anxiety, the societal pressures of living the 'perfect life' and the actual realities of being a twenty-something year old, still not knowing where you want your life to go. I loved reminiscing on my childhood in part one of the book where shes speaks abour growing up and I could relate to so many of the stories she told as we lived through them ourselves within our own families in Ireland. In part two, Daniella took the jump that most of us wish we could - no ...more
Aoife Chew
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Daniella for writing this book and for the honesty that helped me relate so much that I now feel like im not a hopeless case and that my issues can be worked on. Thank you for the little comments all throughout the book and the information about how you finally broke down and were forced even after a year of travelling to face your thoughts, I will truly take so much from this book and I believe it will be a factor in helping me become a better version of myself. Well done and congratu ...more
Elisabeth
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
A fascinating story of the author and the difficulties of mental health, values, distracting the self and the ability to actually evaluate the self and face up to the imperfections and suppressed emotions and become a better person because of it. I admire her dedication to face her fears by taking on one challenge at a time. Talks about amazing places she's visited and adventures she undertook. Inspirational and opening up more discussions about the pressures on coping with stress, social media ...more
Jasmine Hughes
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book. Written in a way that's so relatable to the average Irish girl, written in a way that makes it so easy to imagine this being you. If you were ever looking for a reason to travel or just feeling some escapism, it can be found here. Have read a lot of books on mental health/wellness etc but enjoyed this one particularly as the theme was intertwined with a relatable story of personal development.

Unexpected as I actually purchased this book thinking it was fiction and no
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Natasha
This has 3.5 stars from me. It's well-written, honest and open. What I think it lacked was a consistency in it's depth of tackling the issues that at some point were tackled with great insight. Also, I listened to the author read the book, and I found her voice flat and lacking emotion in some parts that could have been conveyed a bit better. Otherwise, I found it very relatable and eye-opening in some points that the author managed to articulate very well, and that I might have wondered about i ...more
Hannah
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good for the Soul

Wow, what an outstanding read. Thank you so much Daniella Moyles for your honesty, integrity, humour and warmth. This book truly captured my heart and I loved it from start to finish. I doubt there will not be one soul, who does not feel inspired by her incredible journey - a must read!
Lauren
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
An easy and interesting read with a lot to offer to those dealing with anxiety. I did not know the author previously but I enjoyed getting to know her (as much as you can in a book). My version was the audiobook and it's read by the author herself - a great way to experience a memoir and works really well for this one. ...more
Niamh
Sep 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Enjoyed the first half of this book but had to force myself to finish it. The travel stories were interesting, however, they left me wanting more detail and insight into solo travelling.

Also, I couldn't really fathom the fact that somebody would continue to do things that they knew impacted, or certainly did not help, their mental health.
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Mary
Oct 21, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5/5 An important book in the conversation on mental health about how much damage not recognising your mental health problems can cause. She documents all her childhood difficulties and how that impacted her adult behaviour, however doesn't really make it clear how she got help to make those links. There was too much about her travels around the world which didn't seem wholly relevant. ...more
Christine Parkinson
Apr 02, 2021 rated it liked it
This book wasn’t what I expected it to be when I chose to read it. I expected it to be about the adventures she embarked on whilst travelling . Although it dud talk about these to some degree it was mainly demonstrating how she put herself into fearful situations to force herself to overcome her fear. I didn’t really ‘get into’ the book. I did find it interesting but it wasn’t what I expected.
Tonnette Costello
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Growing up, burning out, bad decisions.......a memoir so relatable in every page.
The pressure of driving and maintaining a career in this generation would literally make any individual 'JUMP'.
Self reflection at its core, the search for meaning is definitely within the pages of this book
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Breiffní O’Sullivan
A book that everyone must read. Thank you @daniellamoyles for sharing your story and adventures of self-discovery. I found comfort in your words and an urge to pack everything up and go on my own journey!
Katie
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really inspiring and gives so much food for thought. Didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I have. Daniella's story is a relatable one, I think, for a lot of Irish women in their 20's. Would really recommend it. ...more
Ashley Clinton
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I inhaled this book. It was in my tbr pile for a while but I’m so glad I waited until now as I really needed to read this at the moment. I loved daniellas honesty and how she shared her tools for helping with anxiety at the end
Miss Eilis
Oct 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very easy read and well put together. Great insight into what can lie behind a famous personality. I really liked that it wasn't preachy or claiming to have it all sorted. A very honest account of a personal journey. Thank you for writing it. ...more
Jackie
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book- I could relate to this character’s story on so many levels. Her fear and anxiety, the struggles she faced with illnesses and the family dynamics were set out so well. The self help bit at the end was so useful. Really loved this book.
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