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Book club review: Wrestling pigs
  1. Malcolm Proudfoot1,
  2. Catherine Morgan2
  1. 1 Department of Neurology, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester, UK
  2. 2 Department of Neurology, North Bristol NHS Trust, Westbury on Trym, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Malcolm Proudfoot, Department of Neurology, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester GL1 3NN, UK; m.proudfoot{at}

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Gloucester Neurology Book Club decided at our last meeting that we were fed up with books about death, dementia and war, so we chose instead to learn how to wrestle pigs.

Pig Wrestling: Clean Your Thinking to Create the Change You Need was published in June 2017 and written by two UK-based ‘performance psychologists’, Pete Lindsay and Mark Bawden. In addition to working closely with top sporting professionals in the UK, these two colleagues wrote and self-published this book, framing problem-solving advice around the visual image of a pig in a pen. It is essentially a management book with accolades on Amazon from Jessica Ennis-Hill and Professor Steve Peters (the author of ‘The Chimp Paradox’) among other luminaries.

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  • Contributors MP and CM contributed equally to the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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