Don't Postpone Joy : A life of purpose and passion
'However you view my life by the end of this book, you are certainly not likely to use the word 'mediocre'. I stomp on mediocrity with a tall pair of riding boots caked in horse sweat, and I plan to go out that way too.' Don't Postpone Joy tells the amazing story of Peter Taylor's life, from a childhood dominated by his parents' unhappiness to success as a chef and co-founder of Auckland's ground-breaking Le Brie restaurant, international equestrian, exuberant host at the Surrender Dorothy bar, medical marvel and unrivalled motivator. His is a story of heart-breaking sadness, unwavering determination, immense sacrifice and - perhaps more than any of these - humour and great joy. Moving between rural New Zealand and the riding circuits of Europe, small towns of the American South and the mean streets of Sydney, this book offers inspirational insights into a man who embraces life full-on and never backs away. It leaves the reader in no doubt about the worth of Taylor's twin mottoes: 'To thine own self be true' and 'Don't Postpone Joy'.