The Happy Depressive: In Pursuit of Personal and Political Happiness Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Happy Depressive: In Pursuit of Personal and Political Happiness (Unabridged), by Alastair Campbell
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Are you happy? Does it matter? Increasingly, governments seem to think so. As the UK government conducts its first happiness survey, Alastair Campbell looks at happiness as a political as well as a personal issue; what it should mean to us, what it means to him.

Taking in economic theories and the example of Bhutan - which measures 'gross national happiness' ahead of gross domestic product - he questions how happiness can survive in a grossly negative media culture, and how it could inform social policy.

But happiness is also deeply personal. Campbell, who suffers from depression, looks in the mirror and finds a bittersweet reflection, a life divided between the bad and not-so-bad days, where the highest achievements in his professional life could leave him numb, and he can somehow look back on a catastrophic breakdown 25 years ago as the best thing that happened to him; he writes too of what he has learnt from the recent death of his best friend, further informing his view that the pursuit of happiness is a long game.

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Alastair Campbell is one of our most featured and respected Nonfiction and Bios & Memoirs authors available on our website. With a total of 2 audiobooks in our collection, such as The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries and The Happy Depressive: In Pursuit of Personal and Political Happiness, you can listen to over 7 hours of stories from Campbell. The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries was added to our online catalog in 2007, making it the oldest title we carry from Campbell. The book, The Happy Depressive: In Pursuit of Personal and Political Happiness, is the latest of their works to be added to our collection. Though all of Campbell's Nonfiction titles can be enjoyed by our customers, The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries is the most popular and bestselling on our site. To view the entire collection of 2 audiobooks, please visit their author page today: Alastair Campbell.