Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | May 17, 2014

10% Happier–Disappointing, not what I was expecting


Happier“10% Happier” is the true story of Dan Harris’ journey from a nationally televised panic attack to an inner calm, focus and happiness.  Harris is the co-anchor of Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America.  In his struggle to achieve journalistic success, he almost lost is sanity.  After interviewing Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle and Joseph Goldstein, he found peace through meditation.

I was misled into thinking this book was a Christian book, or, at the very least, written by a Christian because it is being promoted by Litfuse Publicity Group; however, no where in the book does he make any claims to be a Christian and he uses questionable language that I found surprising in a book promoted by Litfuse.  “10% Happier” was spiritual but not Christian.  I was disappointed in the book on many levels.  First, that it was presented as something it is not.  Secondly, it was more of an autobiography than of any value.  The chapter on his 10-day retreat was too long and too boring and, to be honest, I skipped the last week out of sheer necessity.

I did not get anything out of this book.  Dan Harris appears to be self-centered and arrogant.  The book is all about him and his accomplishments and why he deserves more.

Click here to purchase from Amazon.com

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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