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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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  • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-17

A sarcastic and clever path towards awareness

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-06-17

An anti self-help book, or rather a book that cleverly show that rather than showing us how to reach happiness, redirect us towards minimising the ways we actively make our lives harder than they need to be: by sarcastically showing us in detail how to make ourselves miserable. Props to the hilariously serious narrator.

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