10% Happier
After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. 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 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

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  • David
    Oct 15, 2016


    Dan Harris is a television journalist and news-anchor for the ABC network. He currently is the co-anchor of the Nightline show and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He has gone into numerous war zones around the world, bringing back incredible stories from the front. He foun...

  • Raquel Moss
    Sep 6, 2016

    Raquel Moss

    I've been under a fair bit of stress lately. Nearly a year into self-employment, work has become steadier, sometimes more 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 b...

  • Perry
    Jul 20, 2016


    Don't You Know You've Gotta Shock the Monkey! Step Back, Then Move Forward with More FocusI need to re-commit to the concepts of meditation and mindfulness. My "monkey mind" has returned. "Monkey mind" is the term Dan Harris and some others in the field use to describe in himself and ...

  • Casey
    Mar 24, 2016


    This book was far, far better than I expected. Actually, I’m not sure what I expected: the title, 10% Happier, suggested to me something akin to Gretchen Rubin’s somewhat inane Happiness Project, which I didn’t care for. Turns out, the original title for 10% Happier was ...

  • Tracey
    Mar 12, 2016


    Poor Dan Harris. I did a search looking for video of him from World News Now – because once upon a time I kept what a friend called vampire hours, and I loved WNN. I had a massive crush on Kevin Newman. I had no idea Dan Harris – and Anderson Cooper! – hosted the show, a...

  • Will Byrnes
    Feb 18, 2016

    Will Byrnes

    Dan Harris is a bit of a jerk. You don’t have to take my word for it. He says it himself, more 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 more than a few in-country assignment...

  • Sonja Arlow
    Dec 7, 2015

    Sonja Arlow

    I think fans of self-help books should give this one a miss – it will just piss you off when the author makes fun of Deepak Chopra.More memoir than self-help, this made me laugh at many unexpected times. Dan’s retelling of his first attempt at meditation and his stay at the r...

  • Joy
    Aug 16, 2015


    I'm on a roll - I've liked all the books I've read lately and this is no exception. If you want to learn more about meditation and mindfulness, this is the book for you! Very well written and thought provoking. ...

  • Amber
    Jul 4, 2015


    This book is not a self-help book, it is Harris's memoir of how he found mindfulness and meditation. I found the cynical-ness of Harris to be helpful, he isn't spiritual and doesn't conform at all to the image we have of meditators. I have been meditating for 7 months. This book remind...

  • Maria
    Jun 24, 2015


    A surprisingly substantial introduction to self-help that was actually helpful. Dan Harris' insights into both meditation and network news are self-deprecating, relatable, and absolutely informative. I've never been able to successfully meditate, and reading this has inspired me to try...