January blues? Derren Brown's Happy, Kindle ed. Amazon 99p
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January blues? Derren Brown's Happy, Kindle ed. Amazon 99p

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Found 3rd Jan
Paperback is pretty good value at half price £3.99 but Kindle ed cheap as chips at 99p

Blurb from Amazon -

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTELLER

‘Deeply informative, moving, wise and full of love’
Alain de Botton

Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it?
Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success – such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals – can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. This brilliant, candid and deeply entertaining book exposes the flaws in these ways of thinking, and in return poses challenging but stimulating questions about how we choose to live and the way we think about death.
Happy aims to reclaim happiness and to enable us to appreciate the good things in life, in all their transient glory. By taking control of the stories we tell ourselves, by remembering that ‘everything’s fine’ even when it might not feel that way, we can allow ourselves to flourish and to live more happily.
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Bought it and voted hot, happy now?
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Thanks, bought, sounds really interesting.
Bought it and voted hot, happy now?
Thank you, I just read the reviews for this online and seems to be highly rated.

This man is bloody hard to get tickets to see IN London but least I can enjoy his book! Heat added.
It's official, Brown can stop you feeling
Blue. Hot from me.
Great book!
Really enjoying this so far, I'm about 20% through but it's not a fast read. Paid £4.99 only a month ago, nevermind!

Highly recommended, the first few chapters are well worth reading alone.
Mary_Mary1 h, 9 m ago

Thank you, I just read the reviews for this online and seems to be highly …Thank you, I just read the reviews for this online and seems to be highly rated. This man is bloody hard to get tickets to see IN London but least I can enjoy his book! Heat added.


I couldn't believe we got tickets so easily in Blackpool for him. Not only that, he seemed to have been bumped downwards from the Winter Gardens to the Grand. The place was full but apparently he just didn't sell enough tickets for the former.

Ultimately this made it a relatively intimate do, and everyone he interacted with was 50ft away from you at most. Amazing show!
Cheers OP I'll give it a go at 99p

And they say you can't buy happiness Phffft!
Thanks supergran
I went for the audio narration for £2.99 as well. Unfortunately it’s not Derren himself doing this one(and the fella it is gets slated on audible).
The book looks good - Derren Brown is always intelligent and entertaining. Bought a copy.

The January Blues isn't a thing (and neither is Blue Monday - it was invented by Sky Travel to persuade you to book a holiday).

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Aleik1 h, 36 m ago

I couldn't believe we got tickets so easily in Blackpool for him. Not only …I couldn't believe we got tickets so easily in Blackpool for him. Not only that, he seemed to have been bumped downwards from the Winter Gardens to the Grand. The place was full but apparently he just didn't sell enough tickets for the former.Ultimately this made it a relatively intimate do, and everyone he interacted with was 50ft away from you at most. Amazing show!


I've been trying to get tickets for his shows for years - I think I'm just too slow to hear about his upcoming dates! Very jealous
I would take him more seriously, if he didn't have a stupid name and was called Darren
Excellent book. I have the paperbook and loved every minute.
whohasmyname7 h, 27 m ago

I went for the audio narration for £2.99 as well. Unfortunately it’s not De …I went for the audio narration for £2.99 as well. Unfortunately it’s not Derren himself doing this one(and the fella it is gets slated on audible).


God I just listened to the sample and it's put me off even reading it! That blokes gasping is incredibly annoying, I've put Stephen fry on just to forget about it haha
Thanks OP!
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