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  • How to Be Miserable

  • 40 Strategies You Already Use
  • By: Randy J. Paterson PhD
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
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There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we're depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should - such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can't change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar?

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  • Really helpful !

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-17

How to be miserable? Listen to this

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Reviewed: 21-02-19

It’s a great idea and it caught my attention for the funny title. It’s meant to be an ironic look at how you are miserable and how to do something about it from the perspective of being happy and making yourself miserable. As we British know, Americans don’t understand irony, and it shows in the delivery of narration and possibly the way the whole book is read. I managed about an hour and a half then had to switch it off. It turns out I’m pretty happy anyway and not a manic depressive as the depths of the book seem to play to.