'Does the pursuit of happiness make us miserable? In this elegant and erudite book, Oliver Burkeman explores the riddle of joy in the 21st century. This book doesn't set out to make you happy, but that may just be why it works.' --JONAH LEHRER, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works
'Addictive, wise and very funny. Burkeman never takes himself too seriously, but the rest of us should.' --TIM HARFORD, author of Adapt and The Undercover Economist
'Quietly subversive, beautifully written, persuasive and profound, Oliver Burkeman's book will make you think - and smile' -- ALEX BELLOS, author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland
'The Antidote is a gem. Countering a self-help tradition in which "positive thinking" too often takes the place of actual thinking, Oliver Burkeman returns our attention to several of philosophy's deeper traditions and does so with a light hand and a wry sense of humor. You'll come away from this book enriched - and, yes, even a little happier' --DANIEL H. PINK, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
'A happiness how-to-do without the cringey bits. Help! Is quite possibly invaluable' --Daily Mail on Help!
'This is a genuinely useful book; Burkeman is not in the business of pouring automatic scorn; he really does want us to become slightly happier . . . Help! is win-win. If you do find yourself with those problems which, though potentially tractable, are disproportionately aggravating, then you will find solace and good advice here. If you do not, or rather think you do not, then you will be amused anyway. Either way, you won't need to read another self-help book again' --NICHOLAS LEZARD, GUARDIAN, (on Help!)
'A bracing detox for the self-help junkie' Guardian
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