• Smart, engaging and funny. . . will make you question everything you think you know about what you want

    Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women
  • Passionate, provocative. . . a manifesto for a better society

    The Times
  • One of the most rigorous articulations of the new mood of acceptance. . . a persuasive demolition of many of our cultural stories about how we ought to live

    Oliver Burkeman, Guardian
  • A very useful antidote to the pressures of modern living. Very few books change the way you think about yourself, but this is one of them. I would particularly recommend it to young adults with all these life choices ahead of them

  • Paul Dolan knows what makes people happy - and what doesn't. Happy Ever After is illuminating, wise, profound. A magnificent achievement

    Cass Sunstein, co-author of Nudge
  • A smart and irreverent look at the bad advice, lame instructions, and missing ingredients in society's recipe for a happy life

    Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
  • A splendid demonstration of how conventional aspirations can make us miserable

    Richard Layard, author of Happiness
  • A timely warning that we need to question standard assumptions about what is good for individuals and society. Dolan makes a compelling case for putting people's own perceptions of their wellbeing at the heart of policy making

    Lord Gus O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary
  • The book that will make you quit your job

    New Statesman
  • Dolan is especially illuminating when it comes to bigger life-choices . . . His book is a powerful reminder not to get caught up in overthinking things, but to focus instead on maximising what actually delivers joy . . . and most of us would benefit from listening to him

    Oliver Burkeman, Guardian

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