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From the author of the number-one New York Times best seller 10% Happier - this book will get you to meditate!

With the same humor, candor, and practical advice that made him one of the freshest, most inspiring voices to come along in years, ABC News anchor Dan Harris now debunks all the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that keep you from meditating so you'll quit procrastinating and get your butt on the cushion.

Interested in meditation, but allergic to woo-woo? Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who drank kombucha, played ultimate frisbee, listened to Enya, and used the word "namaste" without irony. Then he had a full-blown panic attack on live television (five million views on YouTube!) and on his way to sanity, discovered meditation for himself and became a convert.

His memoir about this experience, 10% Happier, became a number-one best seller and made listeners (fidgety skeptics like himself) curious about meditating. But then...in his travels, Dan encountered a lot of people who said they wanted to meditate, but couldn't quiet their mind, didn't have time, felt weird and culty doing it, etc.

So he set out on a cross-country trek with Jeffrey Warren, a master meditation teacher (a "Meditation MacGyver"), to get to the root of the problem. The result is a book that, with irony and insight, confronts and dismantles all the reasons you're not meditating - and provides a range of meditation practices that meet you where you are in your life and offer you the chance to become 10% happier, for real.

©2017 Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren (P)2017 Random House Audio

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On-target help. Thank you, Dan and Jeff.

Overall: This book hit the bulls-eye with me. I do some kind of meditation every day., though I often wonder as in the Randy Newman song, “Maybe I’m doing it wrong.” Still, I’m mindfull of the positive difference in my life when I take the time. Dan’s 10% Happier book and app helped set the stage for what has become one of my best habits. That stage being set, this latest book is like acting class.

Performance: These guys are pros. It is excellent, as expected. It flows like a conversation.

Story: Pay attention to the title. This book is intended for fidgety skeptics, if that isn’t you, then you may not relate the the story which is essentially that of Dan Harris’s epistemic exploration of mindfulness meditataion as it relates to himself. The good news for me is, it checks most of my boxes, too. If the title fits you, then dive in, and don’t forget to check out the app.

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great book for learning this skill

lots of practical tips and training. Dan offers insight how to along with lots of encouragement.

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I will read/listen to this one again and again.

I could not be happier with this purchase, well maybe 10 percent happier. now to put it into practice.

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Great for beginners or even just the curious

Great for beginners or even just the curious. Dan and Jeff are very easy to listen to.

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Helped revive my meditation practice.

Informative. Easy listening. Practical advice. Great humor. I would have given it 5 stars, except Harris dropped too many unnecessary “F Bombs”.

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So happy for this book, best listened to because of the great meditations and the authors great sense of humor.
I really enjoyed the easy and laid back attitude. Some of my concerns about my practice has gone up in smoke. This one is for everybody interested in meditation.
Thanks to all involved
Big love
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very useful

This title transfers well to audio format and is well read by the authors. The book is a great introduction to meditation. I 100% recommend it.

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  • gerry
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Pop Culture Fluff

I will be returning this book. I am just past half way and I cannot take it anymore. The info could be interesting and enlightening if Dan let the experts speak more, but unfortunately we have to sit on the couch with Dan to listen (yes he narrates as well) to him confront and overcome his demons. He is very supportive of Jeff, his meditation expert, and I would very much like to hear Jeff on his own. I have no interest or knowledge of the show he keeps talking about and that perspective on self-indulgent pop culture has been reinforced by this book.

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Simply Brilliant!

I was struggling to start my practice, this book took away every excuse I was trying to hide behind. Listening to these two interesting men make the case for starting a medatative practice gave me instead a handful of great reasons to start immediately, so I have.

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Nice Idea, But the Jokes and False Self Flagellation Became Very Annoying and Distracting

I’m relatively new to meditating and I really would love to give this book, or anyone who would take the time to write one, nothing but positive feedback, but..... The author over and over needed to remind us of the fact that he is an anchorman on GMA, that he is just a zany, everyday fella like you and me, (except much funnier.....to himself that is) and that he doesn’t go for that New Age BS which often accompanies the whole meditation scene. It became a monotonous and distracting aspect of the book, which indeed otherwise conveyed some very good points. I’m sure many people would like this book, and I am glad I listened to it, but it just wasn’t my vibe and by the end I was looking forward to something else.