10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

About the Author: Dan Harris

Dan Harris is the coanchor of Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America He regularly reports for 20 20, World News with Diane Sawyer, and the weekday editions of Good Morning America Before joining ABC News fourteen years ago, he worked for local news outlets in Boston and Maine He lives with his wife, Bianca, in New York City 10% Happier is his first book.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
  • Dan Harris
  • English
  • 09 May 2017
  • 9780062265425

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works7 Hrs And 50 MinsNightline Anchor Dan Harris Embarks On An Unexpected, Hilarious, And Deeply Skeptical Odyssey Through The Strange Worlds Of Spirituality And Self Help, And Discovers A Way To Get Happier That Is Truly Achievable After Having A Nationally Televised Panic Attack On Good Morning America, Dan Harris Knew He Had To Make Some Changes A Lifelong Nonbeliever, He Found Himself On A Bizarre Adventure, Involving A Disgraced Pastor, A Mysterious Self Help Guru, And A Gaggle Of Brain Scientists Eventually, Harris Realized That The Source Of His Problems Was The Very Thing He Always Thought Was His Greatest Asset The Incessant, Insatiable Voice In His Head, Which Had Both Propelled Him Through The Ranks Of A Hyper Competitive Business And Also Led Him To Make The Profoundly Stupid Decisions That Provoked His On Air Freak Out We All Have A Voice In Our Head It S What Has Us Losing Our Temper Unnecessarily, Checking Our Email Compulsively, Eating When We Re Not Hungry, And Fixating On The Past And The Future At The Expense Of The Present Most Of Us Would Assume We Re Stuck With This Voice That There S Nothing We Can Do To Rein It In But Harris Stumbled Upon An Effective Way To Do Just That It S A Far Cry From The Miracle Cures Peddled By The Self Help Swamis He Met Instead, It S Something He Always Assumed To Be Either Impossible Or Useless Meditation After Learning About Research That Suggests Meditation Can Do Everything From Lower Your Blood Pressure To Essentially Rewire Your Brain, Harris Took A Deep Dive Into The Underreported World Of CEOs, Scientists, And Even Marines Who Are Now Using It For Increased Calm, Focus, And Happiness 10% Happier Takes Listeners On A Ride From The Outer Reaches Of Neuroscience To The Inner Sanctum Of Network News To The Bizarre Fringes Of America S Spiritual Scene, And Leaves Them With A Takeaway That Could Actually Change Their Lives 2014 Daniel Benjamin Harris P 2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

10 thoughts on “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

  1. Dan Harris says:

    A heartbreaking work of staggering genius.

  2. Jason Schofield says:

    I fucking loved this book It s the most compelling introduction to meditation I ve seen, after spending hundreds of dollars buying books on the subject I have a therapy practice that is mindfulness based I often recommend informative but boring mindfulness related books to people ...

  3. Will Byrnes says:

    Dan Harris is a bit of a jerk You don t have to take my word for it He says it himself, than once, in his book A lot of 10% Happier is about Harris trying to be less of a jerk Among his other journalistic accomplishments, which include than a few in country assignments in hot fire war zones, hosting gigs on Good Morning America and Nightline, and scoring interviews with some very scary people, Harris is known for a live on camera meltdown that was seen only by close family members, co workers and oh, maybe 5 million viewers I have added a link at the bottom This is a road trip of self discovery tale, and the path Harris takes is extremely interesting Of course the self he discovers is still a self centered jerk, but a jerk who can really, really tell a story, fill it with fascinating, meaningful information, add in considerable dollops of LOL humor, much at his own expense, and emerge with what, for himself and many others, is a life changing way of going about his life Dan Harris photo from 2Paragraphs.comOne of the nifty things about the book is that Harris is a seasoned media pro and can deliver a snappy line with the best of them I might have disagreed with the conclusion reached by people of faith, but at least that part of th...

  4. Dan Dinello says:

    This bestseller annoyed me over and over It s of a memoir than a book about learning to meditate something I do But to read this book you must read about the life of this privileged rich white guy who has no social conscious and little interest in the people around him other than what he can exploit for a story His arrogance is present in the subtitle he reduced stress and kept his edge But he never had an edge as far as I could ...

  5. Raquel Moss says:

    I ve been under a fair bit of stress lately Nearly a year into self employment, work has become steadier, sometimes than steady Although I love it, I ve finally come to understand why people yearn to meditate With my mind racing with mostly unproductive worries and nags, I ve been thinking that I should try mediation to calm the tumult and find flow again.The problem has been finding a guide to meditation that isn t complete granola claptrap I loaded Eckhart Tolle s The Power of Now onto my Kindle but gave up almost immediately His meanings were almost completely opaque to me, and I didn t have to fortitude to stick through it So when Dan Harris popped up on The Colbert Report where he was a eloquent guest than most on the show to promote his book 10% Happier, I figured I d give it a try.Writing the above paragraphs, I ve come to appreciate Dan Harris book a little bit It s hard to write about mediation without sounding like a complete asshole Dan gave it a fair shot, and his book was useful, though I never felt entirely compelled by his voice Preci Journalist News Anchor, extrovert, and work a holic Dan Harris becomes intrigued by meditation, and seeks to cut through the hippy dippy bullshit in search of something practical that...

  6. Heidi The Reader says:

    Dan Harris had problems, like all of us, but unlike all of us, he was beginning to experience some of the messier symptoms of his dysfunctional inner world in front of millions of people.He sought help and jumped into the meditation world with both feet I think its why most people find their way into spiritual practices something isn t working quite right in their life and they need to change from the inside out So, they look for a process of inner change and run smack into meditation.However, Dan isn t drinking the kool aid of the new age movement He questions every practice for its practical benefits and searches for scientific experimentation to back up those benefits.In essence, he brings the investigative skills that he applies to his job as a news anchor to the practice of meditation and it s a delight to read.I loved this Dan had the same initial reaction to Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra that I did One of them seems too mellow to be real and the other seems to market himself too well to be that spiritual.Over time, I ve come to love both of those authors gurus for their wisdom, but they are both just out of this world Harris isn t afraid to point that out.In conclusion, I d recommend 10% Happier to anyone wh...

  7. Veronica Belmont says:

    I am a self help cynic I ve never read any self help, but I knew I needed to get a handle on my stress, anxiety and anger When I read the description of this book I listened to the audio version I said, OK, newsman, tell me how to be happier Dan Harris is an anchor for ABC, and in this story which reads like a memoir than a self help guide he details his own struggles early in his career I related to many of these difficulties particularly the fear of freezing up while live on the air and so I immediately felt a kinship However, I don t think you need to work in media to get where Dan is coming from anyone in a high stress situation, be it work or personal life, can find connections.For me, this book really opened my eyes to ways that I can relieve stress while still maintaining my edge in the workplace My two biggest takeaways from this book are Enlightened self interest and Respond, not react I kind of want to make posters of...

  8. Bharath says:

    This is the story of Dan Harris s self development His need for thinking over how he was living his life was prompted by a few panic attacks on live television he works with ABC Broadcasting As he seeks medical help, he realizes what his habit of drug abuse and competitive lifestyle is doing to him He next reads Eckhart Tolle s A New Earth and also meets him for an interview While interested in what Eckhart Tolle tells him, he regards his views as incomplete with no techniques for being here and now which Tolle advocates He next meets Deepak Chopra and finds him unimpressive as well He is even forthright in condemning The Secret film as being simplistic, incorrect and of little value He goes on to dismiss most of the Self Help industry as hardly worth even a mention primarily cooking up incomplete and ineffective theories and dishing them out to a gullible and desperate people He next reads the work of Dr Mark Epstein based on advice from his wife on Buddhist practices with focus on meditation which interests him He meets Mark and over time their families become good friends He goes on to a retreat which changes his outlook to life He builds on the gains from the retreat incrementally all the time reading and introducing aspects in his meditation practice His meeting with the Dalai Lama is one such turning point where the Dalai Lama explains the concept of compassion for others even on a purely selfish note you need to do good for oth...

  9. Diane says:

    When a book means a lot to me, I have a difficult time reviewing it I finished this memoir a week ago and have been pondering it ever since.Dan Harris is a reporter and anchorman at ABC News Back in 2004, he had a panic attack on air while trying to read the morning headlines He admitted to a therapist he was very stressed about his career, and that he had previously used recreational drugs Harris decided he wanted to find some peace of mind, and being a reporter, he researched different ways to get there Coincidentally, he was assigned to cover religion for the network, and he had the opportunity to interview spiritual leaders from a variety of different faiths On the advice of a friend, he read Eckhart Tolle s bestselling book, A New Earth, which then led him to Deepak Chopra s books, and then Harris became interested in meditation He started his own daily meditation practice, and even attended some retreats In the end, Harris was able to reduce his stress and estimated he had increased ...

  10. Maxine says:

    A fun read, albeit one that gets bogged down in too many internal monologues to make it a truly great book.Harris is a fun writer, yet I found this entire book to be strangely narcissistic Which is ironic, as ego is why he first started meditating in the first place.His interactions with Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra are, however, hilari...