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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Antidote

The subtitle is "Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking." I think a better subtitle would be: "This is not a self-help book, especially not an American self-help book."

I'm half way through it and have to say it's kind of riveting, quite possibly because Burkeman's temperament --- introverted, self-conscious, skeptical, a bit cynical --- is close to mine. I am sure this stuff isn't for everyone, but it is pretty informative to me.

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