Little Canada Book Club - "59 Seconds" by Richard Wiseman

For our July meeting we will be discussing the book 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute by Richard Wiseman.


Amazon Book Description:
A psychologist and best-selling author gives us a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips and tricks to improve your life that come straight from the scientific community.

Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises. Now, in 59 Seconds, he fights back, bringing together the diverse scientific advice that can help you change your life in under a minute, and guides you toward becoming more decisive, more imaginative, more engaged, and altogether more happy.

From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting the new science of “rapid change” and, with clarity and infectious enthusiasm, describes how these quirky, sometimes counterintuitive techniques can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday life. Or, as he likes to say: “Think a little, change a lot.”


Our tentative future list is:
August: Salvation Boulevard by Larry Beinhart
September: Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson
October: Free Will by Sam Harris and God and the New Atheism by John F. Haught

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  • Jack C.

    Fun, wide-ranging discussion.

    July 15, 2013

  • Greg P.

    Sorry...plans had to change.

    July 13, 2013

  • Timothy B.

    Need to leave town this weekend. Sorry to miss.

    July 10, 2013

  • Brooks

    Space permitting, I'll attend with my S.O.

    July 4, 2013

  • Nancy

    I'm debating whether this is a good idea, as I'll be working a ton of days in a row right before and trying to get out of town later that day.

    June 8, 2013

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