Derren Brown

Happy

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Author Derren Brown
Copyright Holder Derren Brown
Publisher Penguin Random House UK
Publisher Corgi Books
Typeset by Falcon Oast Graphic Art Ltd
Printed and Bound by Clays Ltd
Date
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This Edition Published
Identifying Codes
ISBN 978-0-552-17235-6
Barcode 9 780552 172356
Printer's Key 5 7 9 10 8 6
Price £8.99
Format Paperback
Publication Location London
Genre
Page Count 557 pages
Font Bembo 11.5/13.25pt
Language English
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(H × W × D)
Chapters Part One: Beginnings
1. Once Upon a Time
2. The Problem With Being Positive
- Believe in yourself, blame yourself
- Doesn't it work?
- Goal-setting
- The diagonal
3. Wanting

Part Two: Solutions
4. The Considered Life
- Two selves
- Regaining authorship
- The roots of self-enquiry
5. A (Very) Brief History of Happiness
- Socrates and Plato
- Aristotle
- The Epicureans and Stoics
- Christianity
- Aristotle reborn
- The Renaissance
- The Enlightenment
- The Romantics
- Marxism
- Nietzsche
- Freud
- Today
6. The Stoic Building Blocks
- The foundation of Epicurus
- Stoic virtue
- Your judgements
7. Relinquishing Control
- Relationships and other areas of control
- Partly in control
- Indifferents
- The Stoics and fate
- Amor fati
8. Applying Stoic Methods
- An entirely practical philosophy
- Start talking to yourself
- Don't add to first impressions
- Do I have a problem right now?
- Rational meditation
- Third-person perspective
- Finding time
9. Anger and Hurt
- Causes of anger
- Some good reasons to avoid anger
- Seven ways of removing anger
- Empathy and connectedness
10. Fame
- Can't complain
- Being famous
- Being rich
- Being loved
- Madness and media
- The secret magical formula for success

Part Three: Happy Endings
11. Debra
12. After Death
- The soul
- Why we can't talk of an afterlife
13. Fearing Death
- You won't be there when it happens
- You've already been there
- Death as deprivation
- A circle without a circumference
- Freud's flower
- Eating the dead
14. How to Die Well
- It's your death
- Regrets
15. Living Now
- Past, present and future
- Getting old
- A good-enough death
- Rethinking the afterlife
16. And in the End
17. And Now

List of Books Cited
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Index

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