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Happiness is impossible to define and illusory. How then are we to lead happier lives? 

In A Little Happier Derren Brown condenses the lessons of his international best seller Happy into 17 beautifully wrought, wise and profoundly reassuring mini-chapters, each one challenging us to think differently so as to overcome anxiety in a difficult world.

None of this is real when each of us tells stories about our lives in too tidy narratives that are seldom true and rarely helpful.

We should be wary of goal setting: long-term goals fixate us on a future that may not happen and we may not wish for when we get there.

Our partner isn't right for us because no-one is. None of us is born for someone else. But perhaps those areas of frequent conflict are useful indicators of where we might ourselves be insufferable.

Life is hard, messy and complex; our friends will probably let us down; most of what has got us here is blind luck and a series of false starts. But if we can learn to separate what we can control - our thoughts and actions - from all else beyond our control, we can find a surer footing with which to greet the world.

©2020 Derren Brown (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Absolutely wondeful

Loved it! i feel i have become a happier person
Derren kept me engaged through the entire book.

Must read

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A great summary of Happy

Lovely intro to Happy...only gave a 4 as worth investing the time in the full book which is a massive 5.

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Tame your anxiety with Mr. Brown's brilliant book!

This audio book is really great. If you are suffering at all from anxious thoughts or behaviours, then I truly recommend this book to help you free yourself from the stifling grip of anxiety.

The perspective that Derren had kindly shared with us is easily digestible and immediately practical.

Thank you for producing this! <3

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This is just a summary version of his other book

If you want a faster summary of his previous book then get this. There wasnt really much new, Id say to only buy this if you have a spare credit and liked the first one, otherwise dont buy it

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fabulous

really easy to listen to, I find Derren's voice very soothing. Lots of jokes to keep you entertained too

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Excellent companion to the longer book

I might have to listen to this on a loop to cement the principles into my mind. Certain unhelpful thoughts have been quieted whilst listening to this book and it is an excellent short companion to the longer book that I listened to a little while ago.

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I'm.a follower of Derren....but

Derren speaks really well...but, maybe I'm just a bit thick, but I could have done with a dictionary at quite a few times, and I.didnt really get much out of it...maybe my expectations of Derren are to high. His shows are amazing though...easy to follow, and are fun...the book..not so much.

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recommend this book

loved this book, big Derren Brown fan, respect the research that he puts into his work.

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What a very clever human being.

A very clever human being.
The human brain is truly a marvelous machine. Thank You

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Just buy it.

Derren is a genius and this book is simply fantastic. Listen to this first, then the main book for more details.