No Damage

book-cover2No Damage by Kathryn Hodgson is a personal memoir of the years leading up to the creation of Friends for Sharks.

It is an inspiring and uplifting look at one woman’s journey to survive two runaway grooms whilst coping with cancer, the loss of her career and more. Kathryn’s optimistic tale of hope, adventure travel and an unexpected stint in a South African prison explores how, as a single 30-something woman with just one suitcase and a head full of emotional baggage, she conquered her fears to pursue her passions. This memoir is both a hilarious true story of the power of positive thinking and a self help guide to overcoming loss, following your heart and creating the life you want.

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No Damage Reviews

I have the pleasure of having met Kat in Egypt during her diving escapades and this made the book a must buy ! She really writes brilliantly and I couldn’t put my kindle down, completing her story in less than 24 hours. I salute you Kat and hope to bump into you again very soon for a massive hug. You will laugh, cry and without doubt identify with the struggles of everyday life but it’s her humour that makes even the most mundane stories so alive.
Stella, Egypt
A beautifully written book. Fascinating in its honesty, gripping in its drama, entertaining in it’s humor and inspiring in its thought provoking analyses of the difficult situations faced by the author in some turbulent years of her life. I challenge anyone to read this book without laughing out loud and shedding some tears.
What a marvellous book! Enjoying tears and laughter in equal measure, I read this book through the night in a bed full of large unruly dogs (and cats). It’s funny, honest, painful, and above all it’s inspiring.
Andrea, England
Wow, some story! I really liked this and could relate to many parts throughout the book. Kats story should be an inspiration to anyone thinking “if only i could….” – in short – YOU CAN!
Nic, London
Beautifully written and a testament to what you can achieve if you follow your dreams. A truly inspiring story with laughs and tears along the way. Highly recommend it to anyone!
Eve, England
I couldn’t put this book down. The writing is so honest, with such sense of humor. I laughed and cried all the way through. Highly recommend.
Clare, USA
I loved this story. It is all real life scenarios that people can relate to. In spite of all the author’s hardships in life, she was always able to gather strength and move on. Her humor, dogs, and her resilience made it possible to rise to the top no matter what life threw at her. As a terrier owner, I loved the dog storyline and the fact that her wonderful Airedales had so much to do with comfort and healing. I would recommend this book. What a great read!
Deborah, USA
This book captured me from the very first sentence to the epilogue. Kat’s life story tells of loss on many different levels…and how she built a new life that she defined for herself in spite of her intense fears. Very well written with good pacing and transitions to each new challenge life threw her way. I particularly liked her introspective moments where she tells the readers what she learned about herself. This would be a great read for book club!
Anon, California
What’s not to love about a book that has two Airedales as central characters? I could not put this book down and found myself laughing and crying my eyes out. I can say that I marvel at the author’s gumption and take away some important life lessons. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to go on a captivating journey. Bravo!!!!
Michelle, USA
A beautifully written book, Kat tells her story in such an honest way as she shares her highs and lows of life. Her determination and gentle kindness is inspiring even after time and time again life throws a curve ball. I laughed, and cried (while on the train to a NYE party and completely embarrassed myself and ruined my make up!!) and cheered her on as she manages to follow her dreams and find true love. Kat you are inspiring and reading your book has definitely made me want to follow my own dreams in living abroad and working in conservation. A must read!!
Charlie, England
Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down! This book tells the story of a lady who has gone through heartbreak and come out the other side stronger than before. I have to admit I did have a cry at some parts of the book, but there were parts that made me smile too, and the positivity throughout is amazing. I would recommend this book, if, like me, you enjoy a true life story that makes people realise that dreams actually do come true.
Nicola, England
I loved this book from start to finish – an amazing story showing that dreams can be realised even in the toughest of circumstances. Kathryn you are a true inspiration.
Lucy, England


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