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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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Gratitude

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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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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This was surprisingly great.

I've practiced zen mediation for several years, meditating off and on fairly regularly. It wasn't until I randomly encountered the story of Dan Harris on some Saturday commercial, that my interest was piqued. I downloaded the audible book and found that this Americanizes so much of the Eastern philosophies that can be so rigid, dogmatic, and intimidating to us Westerners. Mindfulness is not Zen, but the core practices are very similar and the way this is presented is great.

I've been after my wife for years to mediate with me. She listened to a few chapters of this book with me as we drove on a small road trip to visit my parents. Listening to Dan explain the hows and whys in a simple to the point style clicked with her. She started with a guided meditation by Jeff, and now goes to a meditation center on her lunch break at work. She is on the path and its awesome. Thanks Dan, Jeff, and Carlye. Good stuff.

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I always wanted to lean to meditate and don't think I would ever have, if not for this book. The ingenious title got me to give it a try and boy was it worth it. Took me a while to finish it but I've been to busy meditating!! Narration was spot on, great presentation of the practice, even laughed a couple times! My wife is so suprised that a scattered brain like myself is able to do it. Highly recommend!

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Anyone can meditate after this book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I haven't even finished the book and I have already forwarded it to 2 people. I just can't say enough about how well this book was done. I have been practicing TM for 6 months. I love my TM teacher but felt like I wasn't fully understanding the process in general or what other peoples experiences are. I liked how Jeff has a way to troubleshoot any issue you have with your practice. I also like the way that Jeff & Dan have addressed all of the facets of meditation, the excuses for not being able to do it, the concerns about not being able to quiet your mind, etc. is so well done. I also enjoyed how they spoke about thoughts, how common it is to constantly be thinking, even during meditation as this I think the "can't quiet my mind" excuse is the most common. Even after 6 months, I still spend probably 75% of my meditation thinking about other things. But I still have seen so many benefits from the practice including clearer thinking, more creative thinking, less anxiety, a calmer demeanor. For me, meditation has made me 50% happier!

I personally think that EVERYONE should meditate. So many people automatically dismiss it without even trying it. This is the book to convince you to at least give it a try. There is no way you don't have at least 10 minutes (and Jeff will only ask you to find 1 minute) to meditate every day. You might actually be surprised by how easy it is to meditate and how much you benefit in ways that you couldn't even imagine. You don't know how much better your life can be until you give it a try. It is worth the effort (and isn't much effort).

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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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Well Done

This is a wonderful book. I would not have enjoyed it nearly as much of I did not have the audio version. Dan Harris's commentary was wonderful.

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