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Stumbling on Happiness (P.S.) by Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness (P.S.) by Daniel Gilbert
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly honest!, 5 Oct 2007
What a relief to read a book that spares us the drivel and indulgent thinking that pervades most 'self-help' literature on the shelves.

For anyone prepared to take a direct look at themselves (which includes recognising that most of us are, by definition, fairly average - and that it's OK to be fairly average), this book is an accessible exploration of some important ideas about how we think about the past, present, and future. It demonstrates very neatly how prone we are to self-delusion, and how reluctant we are to learn from the experience of others.

Not all of the messages in this book are cosy, but equally it is refreshingly honest, and for those people prepared… Read more
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This book is a profound, thought-provoking and heart-rendingly honest exploration of war. Hedges does not hesitate to admit the lure of conflict, describing it as an 'addiction' which has affected him for much of his career. See this book through. If you ever spared a thought for anyone lost in conflict, or for those returning to 'normal' life after being caught up in a war, then take the time to read this.

Hedges explores the realities of conflict, of media reporting during a war, of divided communities and displaced ethic groups in societies that are torn apart. He manages to provide broad perspectives on many of these issues, whilst allowing individual's stories to be heard… Read more

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