Happy Never After

Why the Happiness Fairytale is Driving us Mad (and How I Flipped the Script)
CD - unabridged
(8 CDs)
Product Number: CX4669
Released: Aug 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528822503
Narrator(s): Jill Stark
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Jill Stark was living a dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist, she was dating a sports star, and she'd just achieved a lifelong ambition by publishing a book, which was rapidly becoming a bestseller. After years of crippling anxiety, striving for the fairytale ending, it finally seemed she'd found her ticket to contentment. But then it all started to go wrong. Getting everything she'd ever wanted plunged Jill into the darkest period in her life, where she struggled with acute anxiety and fell into a deep depression. The experience forced her to ask if we've been sold a lie. Could the relentless pursuit of happiness actually be making us miserable? Why, in a western world with more opportunity, choice and wealth than ever before, are so many of us depressed, anxious and medicated? In this forensic examination of our age of anxiety, Stark explores how we can unplug, keep calm, and find meaning in a frenetic world designed to drive us mad. With humour, insight, and razor-sharp wit, she tells of her own struggles with a lifetime of anxiety against the backdrop of a stressed-out modern world, where many are drowning in a sea of digital distraction and white noise. We're all looking for answers. We all want the happy ever after. What would happen if we stopped chasing, stayed still, and found calm amid the chaos?

Author(s): Jill Stark
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2018

Professional reviews

"What if all the things you’d been told would make you happy were red herrings? "A moving, insightful analysis of our collective pain and how we can heal. Australia needs this book." JOHANN HARI, author of Lost Connections "A brilliant intersection between searing personal experience and the wisdom of the elders." HUGH MACKAY, author of The Good Life"

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