Hoist on My Own Petard: Or: How Writing 10% Happier Threw My Own Advice Right Back in My Face

Hoist on My Own Petard: Or: How Writing 10% Happier Threw My Own Advice Right Back in My Face

by Dan Harris

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

REVISED WITH NEW MATERIAL

Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir

"An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation."

—Elizabeth Gilbert

Nightline anchor Dan Harrisembarks 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, 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 propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

Finally, Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062412140
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 120,112
File size: 203 KB

About the Author

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. This is his first book.

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Hoist on My Own Petard: Or: How Writing 10% Happier Threw My Own Advice Right Back in My Face 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Cindy_Lou_Who22 More than 1 year ago
This is not a book. It is 8 pages and then an excerpt from 10% Happier. Hoist is good. Just wish it was more than basically an essay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is nothing more than a marketing push for 10% Happier or whatever his other book is called. It's 7 pages of actual reading, and then the remainder is an excerpt of the other book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a 45 page book that feels like it stopped in the middle...is there going to be more?
MdExTx More than 1 year ago
This is not a book. At least it was free, since it's really quite quite short. It seems to be mostly marketing for 10% Happier, which I read and enjoyed, but I thought this would be more along the lines of further adventures of Dan Harris. Not what I expected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an article, not a book. It's a nice article about what happens when an author is held accountable for his words and comes up a bit short. E-Book Sellers! Quit selling things as books when they are short stories or articles.
NoMysteries More than 1 year ago
Good read, but not a book by any stretch
sewoldJW More than 1 year ago
your promo could have been clearer that this was only an excerpt. I should have known since it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This guy can write.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting a book and got a partial story from his previous book I think. This felt very incomplete.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can read this little book on its own or as a continuation of 10 Percent Happier. It repeats some of Happier but I didn't care. Petard is short and sweet and I could read another!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One needs not have read 10% Happier to enjoy this short, engaging follow-up. Having read this, however, I now realize that I need to read 10% Happier.
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