Posts Tagged ‘Self-help’

Difficult Conversations by Stone, Patton and Heen

Five words from the blurb: negotiate, manage, feelings, blame, listen Last month I had a short Twitter conversation with @ninabellbooks about books we buy for other people. She mentioned Difficult Conversations as one she finds so useful she frequently talks about, and then buys, for other people. I was intrigued and so ordered a copy from my […]

The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman

Five words from the blurb: solution, happiness, embracing, negative, thinking I don’t normally read self-help books, but something about this one caught my attention. I loved the way it went against the grain of popular opinion by promoting the power of negative thinking and so I requested a review copy. The book concentrates on the idea that […]

Hector and the Search for Happiness – Francois Lelord

 Translated from the French by Lorenza Garcia Hector and the Search for Happiness is a short, quirky book about one man’s search for happiness. Hector is a young psychiatrist who decides to travel around the world finding out what makes people in other countries happy. As he learns about their feelings he makes notes, developing a […]