10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found…

10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found…

Hardcover | March 11, 2014

byDan Harris

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Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

We all have a voice in our head. It’s what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we’re not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we’re stuck with this voice – that there’s nothing we can do to rein it in – but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It’s a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it’s something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness.

10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.

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Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational MemoirNightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Mor...

Dan Harris is the coanchor ofNightlineand the weekend editions ofGood Morning America. He regularly reports for20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer, and the weekday editions ofGood Morning America.Before joining ABC News fourteen years ago, he worked for local news outlets in Boston and Maine. He lives with his wife, Bianca, in New York...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.89 inPublished:March 11, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Self-help Book for Those Who Do Not Like Self-help Books Okay, I must admit that I listened to Dan Harris narrate his book on my iPod, but I felt like I had to – he’s a TV journalist for goodness sakes! He was made to report stories! I have been eyeing up this read ever since it was published in 2014. I appreciated how Dan Harris’ skepticism for the self-help industry led him on a journey of exploration to try to overcome his anxiety, panic attacks and addictions. He was quite a jerk for the majority of the book (he’ll tell you this himself) lambasting the self-help sector as a whole and ridiculing popular self-help gurus like Deepak Chopra and Eckart Tolle. But you know what? It was a rather refreshing change for a book in this genre. Spoiler Alert: In the end, Harris is able to find meaning and value on his quest for calm. It’s perfect for those venturing into mindfulness and meditation, but even the most proficient meditators will enjoy this authentic, amusing, and frank book. To sum up 10% Happier in one sentence: This is THEE self-help book for people who do not like self-help books (and a magnificent read for those who do).
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Self-help Book for Those Who Do Not Like Self-help Books Okay, I must admit that I listened to Dan Harris narrate his book on my iPod, but I felt like I had to – he’s a TV journalist for goodness sakes! He was made to report stories! I have been eyeing up this read ever since it was published in 2014. I appreciated how Dan Harris’ skepticism for the self-help industry led him on a journey of exploration to try to overcome his anxiety, panic attacks and addictions. He was quite a jerk for the majority of the book (he’ll tell you this himself) lambasting the self-help sector as a whole and ridiculing popular self-help gurus like Deepak Chopra and Eckart Tolle. But you know what? It was a rather refreshing change for a book in this genre. Spoiler Alert: In the end, Harris is able to find meaning and value on his quest for calm. It’s perfect for those venturing into mindfulness and meditation, but even the most proficient meditators will enjoy this authentic, amusing, and frank book. To sum up 10% Happier in one sentence: This is THEE self-help book for people who do not like self-help books (and a magnificent read for those who do).
Date published: 2016-01-16

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Nightline co-anchor Dan Harris is an unlikely ambassador for mindfulness, but his new book . . . might be just the thing that gets people to unplug and recognize that all this multitasking is making us miserable and unhealthy.