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A down-to-earth guide to the wisdom of happiness

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-14

What did you like most about The Antidote?

The style.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Having read a number of books on Buddhism and mindfulness, I found this book a refreshing take on these and a number of other related topics; no-frills, down-to-earth, but without losing any of the sophistication. Theories and quotes are interspersed with personal interviews and experiences carried out by Burkeman in researching for the book. A must-read (/-listen!)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Fantastic book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-14

Any additional comments?

Be prepared for the thick Glaswegian accent, and abundant bad language! A fantastic book nonetheless; a collection of heartwarming, though at times challenging, anecdotes from Dennis' time working in a psychiatric ward. Fascinating.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful