The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

April 11, 2013

antidoteFrom the publisher:

Looking both east and west, in bulletins from the past and from far afield, Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual group of people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that in our personal lives, and in society at large, it’s our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. And that there is an alternative path to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity, and uncertainty—the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Thought-provoking, counterintuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is the intelligent person’s guide to understanding the much-misunderstood idea of happiness.

The Antidote : Happiness For People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, by Oliver Burkeman. New York : Faber and Faber, 2012. 236 p. ISBN 9780865479418 (hbk.)

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