Is it our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable? Although a negative path to happiness may seem counter-intuitive, British journalist Oliver Burkeman ends up making complete sense of the idea in The Antidote: happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking . You’ll enjoy the different perspectives Burkeman explores in each chapter, as well as his tone, which is not quite as snarky as the subtitle suggests but still humorous. Readers may also like his attitude, that of the guy who questions authority, and the wealth of information he delivers in the style of Malcolm Gladwell. From an interview with Eckhart Tolle to a visit to the Museum of Failed Products, Burkeman never fails to enlighten and entertain.