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  • Oliver James is excellent at showing why social scientists think that the surge in material affluence can produce the opposite of happiness.

    Avner Offer, Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford
  • Should be mandatory reading for everyone

    Will Self
  • Never before have I read a book that so precisely captures the way we are all being emotionally snookered by the demands of 21st-century living... read this book

    Jeremy Vine
  • A wonderfully clear and cogent thesis

  • An absorbing and effective wake-up call

    London Lite

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