• "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
  • "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
  • "an absorbing and effective wake-up call"

    London Lite
  • "a wonderfully clear and cogent thesis"

  • "compelling"


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