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The Antidote

Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

Oliver Burkeman

Success through failure, calm through embracing anxiety—a totally original approach to self-helpSelf-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 get it—doesn't necessarily lead to happiness. Romance, family life, and work often bring as much stress as j...
Publish Date
November 5
First Published in 2012
Goodreads rating
Fabulous book. Totally fun. It’s happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking.      source
Jun 28, 2014
Surprisingly deep and philosophical. The first book I've read in years that makes me want to read it twice. The title and cover make it seem like light pop, but it's a wonderfully-cynical British journalist diving into Stoicism, meditation, death, etc.      source
Feb 16, 2021
@luvo_makasi Yeah, awesome book.      source