Robert Reed Publishers
Why Am I So DAMN Unhappy? And what to do about it by James Downton, Jr., Ph.D.
Take Your Happiness Seriously!
"In a post 9-11 era of increased anxiety, disillusion and distress, Jim Downton offers practical advice for using humor and other techniques to cut through negativity and find personal happiness. You need to read this book. And that's no joke," says Malcolm Kushner, creator of the Cost of Laughing Index and author. Jim Downton offers practical advice for using humor and other techniques to cut through negativity and find personal happiness.
Why Am I So DAMN Unhappy? is written by a fictional character named “Dr. Bob.” He’s a former stand-up comedian who became a happiness coach. Using humor and honesty, Bob wakes people up to what’s making them unhappy and shows them what to do about it. For example, he helps them understand how to counterattack when the “punies” have them on the run, how to quit taking guilt trips, and how to untie the knots of fear in their minds.
This book is set off from other self-help books about happiness by the nature of the issues it covers, its story approach, dialogue format, and humor. It also has a lively sense of imagination as famous people show up to teach. These guest coaches add an element of surprise to keep the book interesting. Creative Sidetracks in the book give readers helpful insights to increase their happiness. Coaching tips appear at the end of each chapter to reinforce the key teachings.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jim Downton, Jr., Ph.D. is an author, award-winning teacher, and artist. As a teacher, he created “The Life Gardening Project” to help people increase their happiness and creativity. His life revolves around the issues of wisdom and creativity, which are ways of cultivating peace of mind, happiness, and an easier way of living.