10% Happier, by Dan Harris, is one man's journey to gain control over the negative thoughts and disabling stress in his life. Through his personal thoughts as well as engaging experiences with celebrities, Dan Harris delivers an honest, and often quite humorous, story. His road to happiness is quite diverse including drug use, exploring behind the scenes of a mega church, interviewing self-help authors Eckhart Tolle and Deepok Chopra, and eventually escaping on a Buddhist retreat where he discovers the art of meditation.
Dan Harris is a refreshingly honest and cleverly entertaining author. His story is one we can all relate to in one degree or another. We all have fears for the future, we all seek to reduce stress and we all want to be happy. Dan Harris has lead a truly exciting life and I really enjoyed reading about his many adventures. Reporting from Afghanistan, interviewing the Dalai Lama, as well as his life changing panic attack in front of the camera have all shaped him. His occasional use of "colorful language" throughout the book was a bit off setting to me, though.
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