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Excellent. worthwhile and a good read. A keeper!,
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This review is from: Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done (Paperback)
Having read just about every self help book that's ever been written over the last thirty years or so, I'd realised eventually that none of them had "the" or even "an" answer. A good sort out and a trip to Oxfam left me with the very few that I would need to "dip into" or read again with care. I'd resolved to buy no more.
However, Oliver Burkeman's "Help" was irresistible. I always read his column in the Guardian Magazine and find it amusing, wise, and helpful in a practical way. He isn't cynical or pretentious but he is clear sighted and able to see to the heart of the matter.
I've learned a great deal from all the self help books I've read. Whether I agreed, or disagreed with them they've helped me find a way through 65 years of living and many have had insights that have stood the test of time. I think Burkeman's book is crammed with these and, unlike many of the others, will remain on my shelf. It's a keeper