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    • ISBN:9781472126160
    • Publication date:02 Feb 2017

The Wish

The 99 Things We Think We Want Most

By Bill Griffin

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The Wish will review 99 of the most popular wishes on website and app, Crowdwish, asking what are the things we really want and why, and offer practical and achievable next steps to help people progress towards their wish.

Uniquely the book will be published with 99 different covers, a selection of which can be seen here. Your cover will therefore be a surprise and we really hope that you like the one that you receive.

Just over 1,000 days ago, Bill Griffin launched Crowdwish, a website and app with a single proposition - it simply asked people what three things they thought they wanted most.

Wishes poured in from all over the world, with the site promising to take some form of meaningful action for the most up-voted wish every twenty-four hours.

Wishes that have gained national press attention range from the assisting of a woman who wanted to find a half-decent boyfriend ('just not a dick basically'), duping Katie Hopkins into signing a gagging order and attaching a faux marble plinth to the offices of the Daily Mail.

The Wish reviews 99 of the site's most popular wishes, and asks: what are the things we really want, how can we get closer to them and how much happier would we be if they were to come true? The result is a snapshot of the hopes, dreams and desires that unite us all, part reflection on a fascinating social experiment, part humorous rumination on the nature of happiness and part instruction manual for life.

The Wish is funny, upbeat and genuinely helpful - each reader is invited to pick one wish from the book that resonates most with them, and email the author for help in making it happen.

Biographical Notes

Bill started the website Crowdwish in 2014, with the aim of collating the world's hopes, dreams and desires. The site has actioned a wish from a member of the public every 24 hours for over 1,000 days and has followers all over the world.

Prior to the launch of Crowdwish, Bill Griffin worked in various roles in the media sector, including head of marketing of Channel 4, marketing director of Comedy Central and managing director of the radio station Kiss FM. He was also an account director at the ad agencies St Luke's and Ogilvy.

Bill lives in West London with his girlfriend and his two daughters.

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