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The Antidote

Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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What if ‘positive thinking’ and relentless optimism aren’t the solution to the happiness dilemma but part of the problem? 

Oliver Burkeman turns decades of self-help advice on its head and paradoxically forces us to rethink our attitudes towards failure, uncertainty and death. It’s our constant efforts to avoid negative thinking that cause us to feel anxious, insecure and unhappy. What if happiness can be found embracing the things we spend our lives trying to escape? Wise, practical and funny, The Antidote is a thought-provoking, counterintuitive and ultimately uplifting listen, celebrating the power of negative thinking.

©2019 Oliver Burkeman (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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"Burkeman has written some of the most truthful and useful words on happiness to be published in recent years." (Guardian) 

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  • 09-09-19

Perfect antidote for self help-poisoned mind

Very refreshing read in case you need a break from all the self help books.
Great narration by the author.
Thanks for writing it Oliver!

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  • 09-02-19

Makes sense!

In this barmy world, I think maybe I see sense written here. Well worth reading.

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  • 10-12-19

This book came highly recommend

This book came highly recommend and it certainly lived up to it! Very well written piece and very thought provoking.