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    Recommended reading

    Despite the advances of mobile technology, fast-and-light reportage and bite-sized news, Andrew Sharman firmly believes in the power of a good book. Here are some suggestions if you'd like to further your explorations into the topics introduced in The Wellbeing Book.


    • Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change (New York: Random House)

    • Steve Hilton, More Human (New York: Public Affairs)

    • Chuck Klosterman, But What If We're Wrong? (New York: Penguin)

    • Erling Kagge, Silence in the Age of Noise (London: Penguin)

    • Brian Grazer, A Curious Mind (New York: Simon & Schuster)


    • Matthew Crawford, The Case for Working with Your Hands: Or Why Office Work Is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good (New York: Viking)

    • Gavin Francis, Adventures in Being Human (Edinburgh: Canongate)

    • Alastair Humphreys, Micro-adventures (London: William Collins)

    • Mark Shayler, Do Disrupt: Change the Status Quo or Become It (London: The Do Book Co)

    • Gretchen Reynolds, The First 20 Minutes (Icon Books)


    • Eben Alexander, Proof of Heaven (New York: Simon & Schuster)

    • Alastair Bonnett, Off the Map (London: Aurum Press)

    • Richard Sennett, Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation (New Haven CT: Yale University Press)

    • David Shields, The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll be Dead (New York: Alfred A Knopf)

    • Randy Komisar, The Monk and The Riddle (Harvard Business Review)

    Someone asked me this morning, ‘Have you got five minutes?’ I thought ‘no’ and said ‘yes.’ I get caught in the pattern and wonder where the time goes and how to break out of the cycle. The Wellbeing Book offers us the chance to take five, draw breath and find our way back to what makes us tick.
    Phil James, Chief Executive, Institute of Leadership & Management

    The Wellbeing Book cuts to the chase and delivers huge value. A small book yet a powerhouse of ideas, advice and action. Wellbeing is not a ‘nice-to-have’, it’s a total ‘must-have’ and Sharman helps you find exactly how to improve yours.
    Carole Spiers, Chair of the International Stress Management Association