The Book

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And She Lived Happily Ever After

Will be published on 23 March 2023!


"And She Lived Happily Ever After is engaging, upbeat and reader friendly. The topic is on point and one that will resonate with many women!"

Krystina Kellingley - Editor


'Durbin brilliantly answers questions I never knew I had. This is a guide to life everyone needs to read to have their very own Happily Ever After.

Her experience speaks for itself and makes the book funny, straight-forward and empowering'   

Rosalind Moody 

Editor Soul & Spirit Magazine




And She Lived Happily Ever After is an inspirational and motivational book for women to remind them that they are in charge of their happiness and that they don’t have to adhere to societal rules and regulations if they don’t wish to.

This book covers over thirty life tips and reminders, including why it’s important to wait 24 hours before reacting, building your own world profile, why it’s so important to surround yourself with radiators and not drains and many more life lessons I’ve learned over the years.
The lessons in this book are short and to the point and written in a style where the reader can dip in and out for a life lesson when it suits them. 

The life lessons in this book are as follows:

•Why We Should Wait 24 Hours
•It Will Pass – Honestly
•Green Doesn’t Suit Anyone
•What is Your World Profile?
•Radiators and Drains
•Judging and Jumping
•Be Your Own Cheerleader
•Keep It Private
•Why You Need and Alter Ego
•None of Us is Immortal
•Just Observe
•It’s Their Journey – Not Yours
•Drinking Poison
•Doing Your Own Thing
•Always Be Curious
•The Size of Your Audience Doesn’t Matter
•F**K Validation
•Opinions Are Just Someone Else’s Beliefs
•You Don’t Have to Believe the Stories
•Give Yourself Permission to be Happy
•Assume a New Identity
•When You Treat Someone Like a Celebrity – You will Always Be A Fan
•Don’t Justify Yourself
•Can I Get Back to You?
•Forgive But don’t Forget

And much more!

Written by Journalist Deborah Durbin, this book is the first in a series of short life-experience chapters that show the reader that she doesn't have to dim her light in any situation just to appease others. It highlights just how, as women, we are conditioned from a very young age - don't make a fuss, don't upset your father, don't swear; it's not lady like, when are you going to settle down? when are you going to have children? keep the peace...

And She Lived Happily Ever After gives you the permission to do whatever the f*** you like! If something is unfair then make a fuss! If someone is being rude to you, then tell them. When someone asks why you don't have children, ask them why they do. And why the hell should you be the one to keep the peace all the time? Oh and have a good f****** swear off if someone tells you it's not ladylike!

This book is not a feminist rant, nor is it anti-men, moreover it's a book about putting yourself first for once, learning psychological tricks about how people think and it will help you to get to a point where you can finally live your happy ever after...because you so deserve it lady!

Publishing Date 31/3/23