Dan Harris 10 Happier
In 10% Happier, Dan Harris takes listeners on his journey to adopt meditation and practice mindfulness. The story begins with Harris chronicling a personal panic attack on national television while he was filling in as a News Reader for a colleague. According to the Nielsen ratings data, over five million saw his panic attack, which was the result of an extended period of what Harris calls "mindlessness", where he was focused on professional advancement and adventure.
In his acclaimed memoir, 10% Happier, Dan Harris recounts the events leading to his televised panic attack and the series of events that followed - involving evangelicals, self-help gurus, Buddhists and neuroscientists - on his accidental quest to find himself. This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to 10% Happier to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective.
This is a summary of Dan Harris' 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works: A True Story, winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir. 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.