59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute

59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute
author: Richard Wiseman
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.78
book published: 2009
rating: 5
read at: 2011/08/10
date added: 2017/03/06
shelves: ebook, non-fiction, own, psychology, read-again, self-help, favorites
Started reading in ebook, and enjoyed it so much that I actually bought a copy. (At Borders in downtown Seattle at 30% off, FWIW.) Condenses lots and lots of psychology research that I’ve read elsewhere combined with plenty that was new to me. For the practical person, includes exercises, quizzes, tips…which was why I wanted a copy, since those bits were tough to read on my phone, and I wanted to write in the margins! A quick read in an engaging tone. Each chapter covers a different area of human psychology (motivation, relationships, happiness, etc), looks at the most current research on what works and doesn’t, and then makes specific recommendations for how to use that research in your own life. Liked it a lot, planning to reread it, probably fairly regularly.