Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today.
"I wish it was read by Derren Brown..."
The hypnotist, magician and illusionist Derren Brown tours the UK every year with a sell-out stage show, hosts must-see television specials and is the author of several books on magic and mind power.He joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine.
In Confessions of a Conjuror, Derren Brown invites you on a whimsical journey through his unusual mind. Structured around the various stages of a conjuring trick, performed by his younger self in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative takes you from the history of magic, to speculations on the manufacturing of Monster Munch and the correct way to poach an egg, via discussions about psychology, what he hums while cleaning his teeth, and more.
"A great book"
Here Derrren guides you through a coin and a card trick, revealing how you can instantly transform a simple trick into a complex illusion. Learn how you can baffle those around you with mind-blowing magic and employ simple psychological techniques to leave your audience gasping!
Learn the key techniques behind successful hypnotism, including the preparation of your subject, inducing a trance and awakening your subject. Derren offers you tips on how to be safe, as well as revealing some of his own experiences on stage- good and bad!
"Amazing what the Mind can do"
Learn how Derren astounds fans with his incredible memory. He teaches you some simple, fun systems to improve your memory, transform aspects of your life and wow an audience with your amazing powers of recollection.
"Definitely some value here"