Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done

Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done


By (author) Oliver Burkeman

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 24mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 6 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0857860267
  • ISBN 13: 9780857860262
  • Edition statement: Main
  • Sales rank: 40,300

Product description

How do you solve the problem of human happiness? It's a subject that has occupied some of the greatest philosophers of all time, from Aristotle to Paul McKenna. But how do we sort the good ideas from the terrible ones? Over the past five years, Oliver Burkeman has travelled to some of the strangest outposts of the 'happiness industry' in an attempt to find out. Help! is the witty and thought-provoking story of his journey. In it, he tackles: The Secret of Great Leadership How to Be Interesting Why All Meetings Should Be Abolished How to Become a Better Morning Person The Hidden Pleasures of Worry and many other subjects ...

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Author information

Oliver Burkeman is a feature writer for the Guardian. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association's Young Journalist of the Year award, and has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology, 'This Column Will Change Your Life' and has reported from London, Washington and New York.

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'Addictive, wise and very funny. Burkeman never takes himself too seriously, but the rest of us should.' - Tim Harford, author of THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST