The following are the author's biographical blurbs as they appear in The Optimist's/Pessimist's Handbook:
The Optimist's Handbook:
In her dazzling early career launching exhibitions, publishing magazines, editing books and writing for television, Petra Cramsie added considerably to the gaiety of nations. She now lives in a rural idyll above Herefordshire’s Golden Valley, secure in the knowledge that tomorrow will be even better than today. Blessed with children, Petra often reminds those citizens of a brighter future that a day without a smile is like a day without sunshine.
The Pessimist's Handbook:
After years spent toiling at various unrewarding employments, Petra Cramsie left