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The antidote : happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking

Author: Oliver Burkeman
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the dark side of the theories put forth by such icons as Norman Vincent Peale and Eckhart Tolle by looking to both ancient philosophy and current business theory, Burkeman--a feature writer for British newspaper The Guardian--offers up the counterintuitive idea that only by embracing and examining failure and loss and unhappiness will we become free of it.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Burkeman
ISBN: 9780865479418 0865479410 9780865478015 0865478015
OCLC Number: 778422486
Description: 236 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: On trying too hard to be happy --
What would Seneca do? : the Stoic art of confronting the worst-case scenario --
The storm before the calm : a Buddhist guide to not thinking positively --
Goal crazy : when trying to control the future doesn't work --
Who's there : how to get over your self --
The safety catch : the hidden benefits of insecurity --
The Museum of Failure : the case for embracing your errors --
Memento mori : death as a way of life --
Negative capability.
Responsibility: Oliver Burkeman.

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Exploring the dark side of the theories put forth by such icons as Norman Vincent Peale and Eckhart Tolle by looking to both ancient philosophy and current business theory, Burkeman--a feature writer for British newspaper The Guardian--offers up the counterintuitive idea that only by embracing and examining failure and loss and unhappiness will we become free of it.

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