About this book
In this anti-self-help book, Burkeman argues that positive thinking and relentless optimism aren't the solution to happiness, and that we should embrace uncertainty, insecurity, pessimism and failure. Burkeman is a popular columnist for the "Guardian". 'This is a marvellous synthesis of good sense, which would make a bracing detox for the self-help junkie' Julian Baggini
Is our search for happiness futile? Or are we just going about it the wrong way? In this book, this book argues that 'positive thinking' and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem.