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Publisher's Summary

Number one New York Times best seller.

Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir.

"An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation." (Elizabeth Gilbert)

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.

After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

Finally, Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes listeners on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.

©2014 Dan Harris (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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A Meditation Adventure

A great and unique read for the genre. Harris’s skepticism and occasional acerbic humor makes this meditation book different from most. It’s also a narrative, and adventure. Of course, everybody’s experience in approaching and practicing meditation is unique. However, I think most readers will find a connection with Harris’s personal journey, and will profit in their own practice. I really enjoyed it! The last hour of this audio book are guided meditations.

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very helpful and accessible

I listened to this twice in a row and I don't think I'm going to remove it from my phone for a while. I found it very helpful and it inspired me to pick up my meditation practice again. I am already seeing results

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Lighthearted and great

Loved this book. The author has such a way of words and I laughed out loud several times. Highly recommended!

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Incredible

The most grounded, accessible book on mindfulness I’ve ever read. If you are a busy-brained skeptic wanting to be in your head less and be present more this is the book for you.

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Choiceless Awareness

Dan's description of the 10 Day Silent Retreat was priceless. He truly made his experience come alive for me. I wondered what one of those retreats was all about. He made me understand meditation (behind the waterfall) much better. This book is worth listening to, and as well I bought the book to read. Thank you Dan for making this book, for making it available on audible and narrating it yourself~!

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Wish I read an overview

Way too long-winded and it took him forever to get to the real info! Fast forward to at least halfway through the book, you'll only miss his stories which are great if you are getting this book to hear about his lifes adventures. I wanted to learn more about his journey with meditation.

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A great book for helping me cope with rough period

I have listened to this a few times now, and it has prompted me to listen to some of the other authors mentioned in it also. To me, this really captures the inner anxiety and how it can be, if not tamed, then at least dealt with. Despite Mr. Harris's success in the world of global news media, the humility and blunt honesty of his approach to the book makes it VERY relatable. In fact, I think this is the main draw for me. That and the opening phrase. There are lots of books on mindfulness and dealing with stress, but to me this is one of the best. I am definitely (at least) 10% happier since reading it. I would strongly recommend listening rather than reading as in this case I believe the medium matters.

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Spoke to me

loved this. it really spoke to me. I've never used drugs but have a lot of mental health struggles including depression, anxiety and adhd. this seriously made me want to completely change my life and I felt like I had at least the start of the tools to do it because of this book

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Awesome...for a similar skeptic!

People have been telling me to meditate for years. This is the first book that actually got me to do it!! It is working!! Thank you

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This guy really likes to talk about himself

Though I guess it is his book, his exploration into other self help gurus and their fakeness is somehow still all about him. As many of the other frank reviews say, a go-getting news reporter realizes: he should stop doing cocaine, that life guidance gurus are often just in it for money and have no real substance, and that meditation is good. This book is way to long for its topic and i couldn't finish it.