I’ve read quite a few books that might be categorized as “self-help” books. This was certainly the most direct and brutally honest. Mark lays out why we should stop caring about many things and why our focus on always being positive isn’t productive for actual happiness. A central idea is that we should focus more on how to stomach hard lessons than how to spin those hard lessons into positive moments. Mark uses a humorous style filled with many personal stories and antidotes. I’d recommend it if you’re looking for something that breaks the traditional positive thinking self-help mold.