I m a huge fan of his diaries so it was quite refreshing to read about his idea of happiness and how mental illness should not suffer any stigma.
His account of his nervous breakdown is very powerful, and his thoughts about his late friend Ph.
Gould are very moving.
Quick read as only 90 pages long but made me want to read by the author.
Amazing EPub, The Happy Depressive Author Alastair Campbell This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Happy Depressive , Essay By Alastair Campbell Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You Competently written how could it not be and fairly engaging, and of course it is interesting to vicariously gain some insight into the inner workings of someone who spent years in the public eye as the spinmeister for Tony Blair s government We forget that these people are people Disturbing that at the youthful age of 54 he is now so firmly, as he puts it, on the back nine of life can those of us mere mortals afford that luxury Interesting read about someone who is completely focused on doing and clearly can t face time spent being Yet has found a way to come to terms with this rather than battle his depression which mist depressives so do he accepts it and carries on regardless I particularly like that someone so publically seen as Labour politically has acknowledged there is some good in the Conservative well being agenda Shame the Conservatives seem to have let go of this in 2015, and this book s social message is already becoming lost and the book dated.
I m a big fan of Alastair Campbell and his writing, especially his diaries Even though I m a bit late to reading this short piece on happiness, policy, and personal pursuits of contentment, I found Campbell s insights to be pertinent to 2016 just as well as the time of publication From a personal standpoint, Campbell shared his insight on happiness as a person with depression Even as a rather controversial figure in British politics, Campbell shared a bit of humanity with insights on his reaction to negativity, especially in regard to the British media, and his mental illness For politicos, the insights on happiness and policy will be a particular treat, as Campbell used several sources throughout to analyse his perceptions of how policy and the notion of happiness are related, even in his rather positive comments toward Conservative politics and Cameron s proclamations Overall, it is a quick read on social policy and happiness both personal and political I would especially recommend this book to those with an interest in social welfare The book, however, is not so specialised, thus the audience is anyone with an interest in happiness Easy read and consumable within an hour or so.
Quick and thoughtful readA quick and thoughtful read It was very interesting to read about the notion that governments could focus on the abstract notion of wellbeing than the traditional metrics of growth Similarly, companies should also focus less on shareholder value and on the happiness of their employees The author s personal experiences were touching as well especially in the context of a successful and public career.
Interesting I m really on the fence with this which is why I gave it a 3 The first part, with stats, was very interesting When Alastair started talking about his depression part of me thought You re just cashing in and another thought Well, good for you With so many celebs and famous people jumping on the mental illness bandwagon, I am quite cynical.
I enjoyed reading this short book as it was very engaging I d love if he wrote a follow up book writing about the state of mental health support in 2019 in Britain I fear that it may be worse now after years of austerity and Brexit.
Campbell offers insight into both his personal experience with mental health and an overall societal goal for happiness Still very much relevant as many politicians seem too overly focused on GDP impacts rather than actual personal impacts of policies.
Not an immensely long read, but it doesn t really need to be the points are conveyed to the reader The text is easily readable with little of the technical jargon often littered in political non fiction.
Well recommended for all readers with an interest in politics, mental health, public health and a sense of general well being.