The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking (CD-Audio)

Today: $11.42
Out of stock

Club O Gold Members Earn

$0.57 | 5% Rewards*

Rewards

GOLD

$19.95/yr.

5% Rewards

Earn even faster

Free Shipping

Never pay extra

Exclusive Rewards

Save big-- up to 40%

Exclusive Offers

Straight to your inbox

5% Dining Rewards

Get paid to go out tonight

ITEM# 15255473
    Notify me when it is back in stock!

    Enter your email address, we will notify you if it comes back in stock.

Love this item?

Save it to a list so you can find it anytime!


Oops,

something went wrong.

Please refresh the page and try again.


Details

ITEM#: 15255473

For a civilization so fixated on achieving happiness, we seem remarkably incompetent at the task.

Self-help books don’t seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth—even if you can get it—doesn’t lead to happiness. Romance, family life and work often seem to bring stress as much as joy. We can’t even agree on what ‘happiness’ means.

So are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or are we just going about it the wrong way?

In this fascinating audiobook, Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual collection of people—experimental psychologists and Buddhists, terrorism experts, spiritual teachers, philosophers and business consultants—who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. They argue that in our personal lives, and society at large, it’s precisely our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. That "positive thinking" isn’t the solution, but part of the problem. And that there is an alternative, "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity and uncertainty—those things we spend our lives trying to avoid.

Thought-provoking, counter-intuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.

Specs

ISBN 9781480527300
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2013-05-28 00:00:00.0
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Copyright Year 2013
Height 5.25 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.4 lb
Language English
Subtitle Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
Volume Number 6
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Burkeman, Oliver
Country of Origin United States

Similar Items

Questions & Answers

Yay! Be the first to ask a question about this product.

Shopping Tips & Inspiration

Shipping & Returns

This product is not yet released, and is expected to ship on Mar. 11, 2016.

This date is subject to change. In order to assure you receive Overstock.com's low price on this item, your credit card will be charged upon order placement. The item will ship immediately upon release.

Standard Return Policy:

Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More Details

FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.

For your protection, all orders are screened for security purposes. If your order is selected for review, our Loss Prevention Team may contact you by phone or email. There may be a two business day delay to process your order.

** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.

Advertisement