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      November 28, 2019


      11a Union Galleries
      Bristol, Bristol, City of BS1 3XD

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      The Happiness Problem - Sam Wren-Lewis

      We appear to have more control over our lives than ever before. If we could get things right the perfect job, relationship, family, body and mind then wed be happy. With enough economic growth and technological innovation, we could cure all societal ills.The Happiness Problem shows that this way of thinking is too simplistic and can even be harmful: no matter how much progress we make, we will still be vulnerable to disappointment, loss and suffering. The things we do to make ourselves happy are merely the tip of the iceberg.Sam Wren-Lewis offers an alternative process that acknowledges insecurity and embraces uncertainty. Drawing on our psychological capacities for curiosity and compassion, he proposes that we can connect with, and gain a deeper understanding of, the personal and social challenges that define our time.The event will comprise an "In conversation" session with Liz Zeidler of Happy City, followed by an author QA . Afterwards Sam will be available to sign copies of his book.

      Cost: free, Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.

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