The Power of Fun

The Power of Fun

Why fun is the key to a happy and healthy life


'A shortcut to boosting your joy.' Oprah Winfrey

'Accessible and instantly rewarding.' Guardian

'The best self-help book of 2022. This is the book everyone needs to read.' Independent


When did you last feel exhilarated and light-hearted?
When did you last feel fully alive?
When did you last have fun?

In our always-on, tech-addicted lifestyles, the pursuit of fun has become an indulgence. We have forgotten how to relax.

Award-winning science journalist Catherine Price argues that fun is the key to living a more meaningful, fulfilling and happier life. If you prioritize fun, you will:

* Be healthier, less stressed and have more energy
* Find community and a sense of purpose
* Stop languishing and start flourishing

And best of all? You'll enjoy yourself!

Ground-breaking, eye-opening and packed with useful advice, The Power of Fun won't just change the way you think, it will bring you back to life.

'This delightful book might just be what we need to start flourishing.' ADAM GRANT, author of Think Again

'The Marie Kondo of Brains.' New York Times


  • A shortcut to boosting your joy.
    Oprah Winfrey

About the author

Catherine Price

Dubbed 'The Marie Kondo of Brains' by The New York Times, Catherine Price is an award-winning science journalist and speaker and the author of How to Break Up with Your Phone. She is also the creator of, a resource hub dedicated to helping people scroll less and live more. Her work has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Popular Science, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Slate, Time, and Men's Journal, among others.
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