A Little Happier by Derren Brown

A Little Happier by Derren Brown – Notes for reassurance – is a short book that builds on his previous book, Happy. The book is about accepting what we can control and focus only on those things instead. He talks about the narratives we tell ourselves, our personal stories that shape the way we feel about us and the world around us.
He also talked about goal setting and how we should approach long-term goals.

A Little Happier by Derren Brown

It’s a short book, only a bit over 100 pages, written in a lovely fluid narrative. So, there is no real reason not to read it. Brown talks about Stoicism and his views are both interesting and inspiring. I don’t want to talk too much about the book because it’s so short it is worth reading.
The ideas are not new or mind-blowing, but they are important to think about. Change takes time and it’s a constant “battle” with oneself, any reminder can only help. Even if you are not looking for a self-help book, like me, this is still interesting, thus why I gave it 5 stars.

A Little Happier by Derren Brown

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My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes
Published by: Bantam Press
Year it was published: 2020
Format: Hardcover
Genre(s): Philosophy
Pages: 128

About the author: Derren Brown is an English mentalist, illusionist, and author. He has produced several shows the stage and television and is the winner of two Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Entertainment. He has also written books for magicians as well as the general public.
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    • It’s also a part of our nature, as knowing that went wrong gives one better chances of survival. So, there is an evolutionary advantage to worry, but now we are not worrying about new plants to eat (poison or nutrition), but about a discussion with a neighbour, work colleague, or family members, which is not helpful.

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