by Oliver James
Category: Home, Family & Health / Self Help & Practical Interests
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publication date: 1 June 2007
Number of pages: 592
There is an epidemic of 'affluenza' throughout the world - an obsessive, envious - that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. This book aims to uncover the answer to how to reconnect with what really matters and learn to value what you've already got. It shows how to be successful and stay sane.
What the papers say:
"Oliver James is excellent at showing why social scientists think that the surge in material affluence can produce the opposite of happiness." -- Avner Offer, Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford "Should be mandatory reading for everyone" -- Will Self "Never before have I read a book that so precisely captures the way we are all being emotionally snookered by the demands of 21st-century living... read this book" -- Jeremy Vine "A wonderfully clear and cogent thesis" Guardian "An absorbing and effective wake-up call" London Lite
Oliver James trained and practised as a child clinical psychologist and, since 1987, has worked as a writer, journalist and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include Juvenile Violence in a Winner-Loser Culture, the bestselling They F*** You Up and Britain on the Couch, which was also a successful documentary series for Channel 4. He is a trustee of two children's charities: the National Family and Parenting Institute and Homestart.
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