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Burkeman, Oliver
The antidote : happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking / Oliver Burkeman
Alternate Title Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking
1st American ed
New York : Faber and Faber, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BF575.H27 B86 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Happiness
Positive psychology
Physical Description 236 p. ; 22 cm
Note "Originally published in 2012 by Canongate Books, Great Britain"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-235) and index
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
Summary 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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