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    DescriptionFor a civilisation 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 get it ? doesn't lead to happiness. Romance, family life and work often seem to bring stress as much as joy. We can't even agree on what ?happiness? means. So are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or are we just going about it the wrong way? In this fascinating new book, Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual collection of people experimental psychologists and Buddhists, terrorism experts, spiritual teachers, philosophers and business consultants ? who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. They argue that in our personal lives, and society at large, it's precisely our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. That ?positive thinking? isn't the solution, but part of the problem. And that there is an alternative, ?negative path? to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity and uncertainty ? those things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Thought-provoking, counterintuitive and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.

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    The Antidote
    Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Burkeman, Read by Oliver Burkeman
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 157 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781480527843
    ISBN 10: 148052784X

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    DC22: 158
    B&T General Subject: 750
    DC21: 158
    Ingram Subject Code: JI
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VSPM
    Abridged Dewey: 158
    Libri: I-JS
    BISAC V2.8: PSY003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, SOC002010
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55220
    BISAC V2.8: SEL016000
    LC classification: BF575.H27 B86 2013
    Edition statement
    Library ed.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    28 May 2013