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This review is from: The Situation Is Hopeless, But Not Serious: The Pursuit of Unhappiness (Paperback)
Delicious! Wonderfully smile-inducing, playful and profound. This is Watzlawick at his best, utilising the MRI's whole gambit of tactics and ploys to induce an inverse state in the reader away from miserable thinking (darn it, and rightfully so!).
Watzlawick peppers his witty text with all manner of story and analogy that illuminates and delights. If you like this then also try his 'Ultra-solutions' (not quite as good but fine all the same) or his 'The Invented Reality' that has some very interesting ideas on self-fulfilling prophecy and also the sobering and scary essay (especially if you are either a mental health professional or service user) 'On being sane in insane places'.
A most fulsome read that seriously hopelessy fails to not en-wisen and transfix!