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The Optimist: One Man's Search for the Brighter Side of Life Paperback – 7 Jan 2010

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (7 Jan. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847671284
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847671288
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 836,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"If you're feeling pessimistic about the year ahead, this book does cheer you up." (Sunday Times)

"Witty writer . . . restore[s] a little faith in humanity's future." (Financial Times 2009-01-10)

"Shorter is a snappy writer - fast, compelling, sympathetic and seemingly honest." (Observer 2009-01-25)

"Deliciously quirky and enormously funny, it brims over with the sort of joie de vivre that would brighten the darkest day." (Good Book Guide)

"Amusing and intriguing." (Mail On Sunday)

"Learning how Richard Branson remains eternally cheerful or how a Buddhist monk became known as 'the happiest man in the world' is pretty inspiring." (Metro)

"[An] anti-misery memoir." (Evening Standard)

"Funny and inspiring . . . a book that's a reason to be cheerful in itself." (Waterstone's Books Quarterly 2009-01-01)

"Shorter is a snappy writer - fast, compelling, sympathetic and . . . honest." (Observer)

"After depressing himself listening to the news, Laurence Shorter resolves to save the world and his sanity by reinventing optimism." (Sunday Herald 2010-01-10)

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The hilarious story of one man's search for optimism - the perfect antidote to the January Blues

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