10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-help That A by Dan Harris10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-help That A by Dan Harris

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

byDan Harris

Paperback | December 30, 2014

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir

"An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation."

—Elizabeth Gilbert

Nightline anchor Dan Harrisembarks 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, 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 propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

Finally, Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 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.

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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Title:10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found…Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book As a former reporter my self this was a great explanation of the craziness I also lived through. Not so colourful, but chaotic just the same. It is a great example of why we need to slow down.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10% Happier by Dan Harris Dan Harris' honesty makes his story relatable. He takes the "woo woo" out of meditation. It is a good book for someone interested in mindfulness.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Great book! I really enjoyed reading it. Easy to read and very easy to relate to. Gives an unbiased picture of getting started with Meditation. Still would need more tools to actually get started but this gives you an idea of what you might be getting yourself into. 10% happier is a great title because meditation is not a be all, end all, but a great tool to help yourself cope better!
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dan has an interesting story. I liked this book and it was an interesting read. I feel like it helped me understand mindfulness and meditation in a new way. As a beginner, I still feel like I need more tools to get started, but it was a really great perspective and helps us all understand how we could benefit and be happier in the long run
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This is the perfect book for the procrastinator who wants to meditate.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Uplifting This book was just what I needed. Didn't want a self-help book while dealing with anxiety, but wanted a mindful read and this was just that. Dan Harris detailed his quest to find answers for his struggles. It was a great non-fiction read.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable! As a practicing Buddhist and meditator I didn't learn much from this book but I found the authors stories and take on starting meditating to be hilarious. I will give this book to my Mom who is in the beginning stages of learning to meditate. I think that she will thoroughly enjoy and get a lot out of it.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and useful This book was exactly what I was looking for : a way to cope with this stressing need of finding the perfect moment, leaping to event to event because nothing was ever perfect. This book is an honest look in the mirror from the author Dan Harris and his quest of finding the right answers for his anxiety problems that lead him toward meditation and mindfulness. It is very helpful, it is written beautifully, down to earth without any ''hippies'' cliches one could expect in this type of book and topped with a lovely sens of humour. The title is 100% accurate and it's a tool for people who are skeptic about self-help books. Definitely a must read and a game changer for me.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good and honest I didn't think this book was life changing or anything, but it was interesting to read about the author's struggles and his journey that led to meditation. I definitely recommend it for people who aren't sold on the power of meditation or who are looking for pointers on where to start.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Self-help Book for People 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 so 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 Eckhart Tolle. But you know what? It was a rather refreshing change for a book in this genre. It’s a perfect read for those venturing into mindfulness and meditation, yet even the most proficient meditators will enjoy this authentic, interesting, 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: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uplifting awesome book I bought this book a while ago and have really never gotten it out of my mind! I am a huge non-fiction reader and this book had a bit of an autobiography feel but was a great story! Talked about struggles and how the author brought himself back up! Great writing and very inspirational!
Date published: 2016-01-05

Editorial Reviews

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.