The Antidote

  • by Oliver Burkeman
  • Narrated by Oliver Burkeman
  • 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this fascinating new book which he narrates himself, Oliver Burkeman argues that "positive thinking" and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem. And that there is, in fact, an alternative path to contentment and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid - uncertainty, insecurity, pessimism, and failure. Thought-provoking, counterintuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.

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Just what I needed

I found I wanted to listen to this in one sitting, but I resisted as I really wanted to take in the ideas. I will re listen with notebook & pen to take down points of interest.
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- Jean Kehoe

A British Malcolm Gladwell

While readers may not agree with every point Oliver Burkeman makes about happiness and uncertainty, it's a good bet they're nearly unanymous concerning his thoughtful and provocative style of journalism. Like Malcolm Gladwell's books, The Antidote is an intellectual feast for people who love exploring different ideas. Also like Gladwell, he does a great job reading his own material which really is an added pleasure.

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- Jerry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2013
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd