How to be Happy: Not a Self-Help Book. Seriously.

How to be Happy: Not a Self-Help Book. Seriously. PDF Author: Iain S. Thomas
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 1771680326
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 228

Book Description
Central Avenue Publishing is proud to publish another book by the widely acclaimed poet Iain S. Thomas. As many have noted on various social media platforms, there have been some issues that have led to the delayed release of this book. For this, we apologise and hopefully the content of the book will clarify the circumstances surrounding this delay. We feel we should also point out that this is not technically a self-help book, but it does contain some poignant prose, poetry and stories which may or may not lead you to happiness. Mostly, it is the rather unfortunate chronicle of a man's attempt to write the book he’s promised his publisher, no matter the cost to his sanity.

Intentional Dissonance

Intentional Dissonance PDF Author: Iain S. Thomas
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 1926760859
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 174

Book Description
It’s been 10 years since the world officially ended. In the last city on Earth, Jon Salt is addicted to Sadness, a drug that invokes its name, and obsessed with his lover, Michelle; both of which threaten to drive him insane. Strange creatures and new technologies appeared in the last days of humanity and the widespread adoption of teleportation technology sundered the fabric of time and space, leaving a smattering of looping ghosts. It is a sad, monotone world, but the remaining populace is happy, thanks to the anti-depressants in the water supply. The last government on Earth has taken a special interest in a gift that Jon possesses: the ability to make his thoughts real. Jon must rely on that gift and the help of a few unlikely friends to stay one step ahead of those who desperately want to use him for something far more sinister than even he could dream…

Happy

Happy PDF Author: Derren Brown
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147352685X
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 552

Book Description
The Sunday Times Bestseller 'Really brilliant and just crammed with wisdom and insight. It will genuinely make a difference to me and the way I think about myself.' Stephen Fry ___ Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? In Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help's suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. Happy aims to reclaim happiness and to enable us to appreciate the good things in life, in all their transient glory. By taking control of the stories we tell ourselves, by remembering that 'everything's fine' even when it might not feel that way, we can allow ourselves to flourish and to live more happily. ___ What readers are saying: ***** 'Immensely positive and life-affirming' ***** 'This is the blue print to a good life' ***** 'Thought provoking and potentially life-changing.'

How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad)

How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad) PDF Author: Lee Crutchley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039917298X
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 162

Book Description
Author and illustrator Lee Crutchley brings his lively interactive approach to a little-discussed but very common issue: the struggle with depression and anxiety. Through a series of supportive, surprising, and engaging prompts, HOW TO BE HAPPY (OR AT LEAST LESS SAD) helps readers see things in a new light, and rediscover simple pleasures and everyday joy…or at least feel a little less sad. By turns a workbook, trusted friend, creative outlet, security blanket, and secret diary, the pages of this book will offer solace, distraction, engagement, a fresh perspective, and hopeful new beginnings—for readers of all ages and walks of life.

The Truth of You

The Truth of You PDF Author: Iain S. Thomas
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 152486997X
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description
This is the truth of you. Because you are all I see. Because you are all I breathe. Because when I cannot find you, I am lost. Because when I’m with you, I am found. Because you have the fire of the universe in you, and sometimes you forget. So this book is here to remind you. Dear You, I want you to know that I see you. I want you to know that even if no one else does, even if you are a ghost in this bookshop, or just the static floating across the screen of your computer, wherever you’re reading this, I see you. I see you in the dark and I see you in the grey. I see you as a story, as words I have spoken or may yet speak. Maybe only in a memory or a dream. I see your hands and your arms and your body and your legs and your face and I see what you have been and what you will be. I see you and in looking at you, I want you to know that whoever you’ve had to be to survive all this, I will not look away. I want you to know that there’s a space inside this book for you. So if you have the time and the inclination, you can sit here with me, just for a while. And perhaps between us, we can see everything that matters. -pleasefindthis

Self-Help, Inc.

Self-Help, Inc. PDF Author: Micki McGee
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195171241
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 305

Book Description
Why doesn't self-help help? Micki McGee explores the demand for self-help & what it tells us about ourselves.

300 Things I Hope

300 Things I Hope PDF Author: Iain S. Thomas
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
ISBN: 1771680474
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 316

Book Description
"A whole book of “I hope this...” and “I hope that...” and you think, blah blah, blah, until you read that particular hope which is just for you, it must be just for you it is so perfect, and the whole book opens like a window onto a sunny day."–Joey Comeau, Author of A Softerworld, Lock Pick Pornography, One Bloody Thing After Another and Overqualified, amongst other things This collection of hope will move you and remind you of what's important in life as you live it. From Iain S. Thomas, the creator of I Wrote This For You, and artist Carla Kreuser comes a collection of 300 things they truly and sincerely hope for you: from wishing you always have a pen, to hoping you're never lonely, and everything in-between. This collection of inspiring prose and illustrations will move you, and remind you of what's important in life as you live it. Or, that's what they hope.

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy PDF Author: Eleanor Davis
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606997408
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Languages : en
Pages : 152

Book Description
A collection of literary comics exploring joy, anguish, fear, and loneliness.

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy PDF Author: David Burton
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1922253154
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272

Book Description
A funny, sad and serious memoir, How to Be Happy is David Burton’s story of his turbulent life at high school and beyond. Feeling out of place and convinced that he is not normal, David has a rocky start. He longs to have a girlfriend, but his first ‘date’ is a disaster. There’s the catastrophe of the school swimming carnival—David is not sporty—and friendships that take devastating turns. Then he finds some solace in drama classes with the creation of ‘Crazy Dave’, and he builds a life where everything is fine. But everything is not fine. And, at the centre of it all, trying desperately to work it all out, is the real David. How to Be Happy tackles depression, friendship, sexual identity, suicide, academic pressure, love and adolescent confusion. It’s a brave and honest account of one young man’s search for a happy, true and meaningful life that will resonate with readers young and old. David Burton is a twenty-seven-year-old writer from Brisbane, best known for his theatre work. His play April's Fool (Playlab Press) toured nationally in 2012. He has recently co-written Hedonism's Second Album for La Boite indie, and The Landmine Is Me for Queensland Theatre Company. A speaker and presenter in school across Queensland, David is passionate about sharing his remarkable story with young people. How to Be Happy won the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing in 2014. ‘[Burton] delivers some devastating truth bombs. Sexuality is hard. Identity is hard. Love is hard. School is hard...This book shines a much-needed light back through the tunnel. It is a call-out to teenagers still struggling to find their way. How to Be Happy says “here’s the path I took, hope it helps”.’ Books & Publishing ‘I’m blown away by Burton’s raw honesty and admirable wit.’ Alpha Reader ‘A fast-paced read that reminded me of one of my favourite memoirs, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.’ Bumbling Bookworm ‘How to Be Happy is easily a five star book ...I just can’t fathom my love for this book into words. You all need to read it.’ Endless Pages ‘How to Be Happy is funny. Bitingly, embarrassingly, genuinely—FUNNY...This book is gold, and if I could I’d make it mandatory reading in schools.’ Alpha Reader ‘This is an important book, one that deserves our attention... Highly recommended.’ Reading Time ‘Anyone who has ever felt like they didn’t fit in will be able to relate to the story of David’s unusual childhood and teenage years. I wish there had been a book like this when I was 14.’ Get Reading ‘How to Be Happy is a perfect books for teens and adults...It's funny, touching, and insightful, and I think it could help a lot of people feel less isolated.’ Bookish Manicurist ‘Burton’s descriptions of his anxiety and depression are tangibly poignant, giving authentic voice to those struggling with similar issues. His tone morphs fluidly from compulsively funny to devastating from one moment to the next, and his uproarious wit shines throughout. A heartfelt, accessible book that strives to break down the stigmas surrounding mental illness with remarkable humor and honesty.’ Kirkus Reviews

Fuck, Yes!

Fuck, Yes! PDF Author: Wing F. Fing
Publisher: Shepherd Books (WA)
ISBN: 9780940183216
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description