10% Happier is the memoir of Dan Harris, the ABC News journalist and Good Morning America Co-Anchor, detailing his quest for mindfulness after having a panic attack live on the air. He delved into his own past experiences and explored the world of successful businesspeople and other professionals who attribute their ability to stay on top to the calm and focus that meditation gives them.
I had a love-hate relationship with this book… well, “hate” is a strong word. I’d say it’s a love-dislike relationship. I enjoyed his combination of personal experience tied in with his journalistic take on things. That being said, I did find the whole skepticism thing to get a little old after a while, but that might just be because I’m somewhat more aware of mindfulness than the target audience for this book.
I’m giving this book 3 stars. I highly recommend it for people who are hesitant but thinking about entering into the self-help/mindfulness realm of literature. Harris is a charming fellow who will keep you entertained and educated!