Bob Johnston

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Why Worry? by George Lincoln Walton
Why Worry? by George Lincoln Walton
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great book, 7 Jan 2014
I enjoyed this book and really learned from it. It is amazing to think that it was written over 100 years ago. Well worth reading if you see yourself as a "worrier".

It has an interesting approach based on what ancient philosophers had to say about worry.

Not the usual kind of "self-help" book.
Never Seconds: The Incredible Story of Martha Payn&hellip by Martha Payne
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book since I've been interested in the Neverseconds story from early on. It is an excellent book but really difficult to describe, and different from what I expected. The book gives the background story of Martha Payne's blog about her school lunches and the world-wide uproar which resulted when the local authority banned her photographing her lunches. The background is provided by Martha's dad David, with blog entries from Martha.

The story of the book can be viewed in a number of different ways:
* A David and Goliath story - big local authority against the ordinary people
* Parents trying to protect their family from media interest and intrusion
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The Happy Depressive: In Pursuit of Personal and P&hellip by Alastair Campbell
I enjoyed reading this mini ebook. A very honest and open approach from Alastair Campbell.

The title, however, is perhaps a little deceptive. It's not, as I though it was going to be, an account of his depression and how he none-the-less keeps happy. Rather it is basically about happiness - both for the individual and nationally.

How we can measure happiness in society (and compare countries, and social groups) is a main theme of the book.

It's a short read, but interesting.