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Happy Never After: why the happiness fairytale is driving us mad (and how I flipped the script) Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B07CMCXL43
- Publisher : Scribe (30 July 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 547 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 272 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 81,293 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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She was helped enormously by good friends and family (and by her cat Hamish), and by an excellent therapist. She points out that as a successful first world woman she had access to resources unavailable to poorer people in a very stretched and under-resourced mental health sector. There’s much to treasure in this book: the effects of the 24/7 news cycle, thoughts on noise pollution, Steven Pinker’s reminder that the world is actually a better place than it was on many metrics and so on. It’s a very readable book that will resonate with a lot of readers. Heartily recommended.
Great insights and practical strategies are outlined that will help build positive traits such as patience, compassion, resilience and coping with negative thought spirals.
This book needs to be widely read but in particular educators, politicians and health bureaucrats should take special note.
Top reviews from other countries
I first encountered this author because of her previous book about a year alcohol free. I left that book feeling a bit disappointed that she went back to drinking, and was looking for breadcrumbs in this one about how she was integrating drinking into her life, whether or not she was making it work. The lack of depth with respect to the intersection of drinking and anxiety in this book felt like a bit of a hole. I am sober, and I felt the line at the end in her lists, item "that last glass of wine is rarely a good idea" jumped out as a thread to pull, something she might want to delve further into. I personally spent quite some time trying to avoid that fatal last glass of wine, and got quite frustrated with myself that despite knowing this to be true, I nonetheless still sometimes ended up drinking that last (4th/5th) glass and regretting it. It took a big peeling back of denial for me to realize that actually it was the first glass of wine that was not a good idea! This book feels like the middle of a trilogy for me, and I applaud the author for taking us alone in her journey, I really enjoy her crisp and entertaining style. This was "the empire strikes back". I look forward to her next book where I suspect she will come into her full Jedi powers!