The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

Oliver Burkeman

256 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

nonfiction philosophy psychology self help informative inspiring slow-paced
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For a civilization so fixated on achieving happiness, we seem remarkably incompetent at the task. Self-help books don't seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth--even if you can ge...

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Moods

informative 83%
reflective 73%
inspiring 52%
hopeful 37%
funny 21%
challenging 17%
emotional 10%
lighthearted 6%
relaxing 2%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 20%
fast 15%

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