He is a charming guide on this search for a better pat and you will meet some familiar names and learn of some others who should be.Harris offers small bits on Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer, among other ABC news folks.
Harris covered a range of stories while on this gig, and met many interesting people, but was very mpressed with Ted Haggard, who, off-camera, comes across as a pretty reasonable sort, which was surprising.
But the business at hand is not just about getting a fix on people like Deepak Chopra, it is about Harris trying to find his way past his personal limitations.
He does a bit of a pinball route, bouncing among several of today ’ s self-help gurus in search of a pat to quiet the inner anchorman who offers running commentary during every waking moment.
The next step, of course was to realize that the ego was on camera all the time, offering a live feed, an internal, personal, and ess than wonderful 24/7 personal news channel.
He is definitely into meditation, and tells lot about the very real benefits to be had.
Of course, as a self-centered jerk, it is the self-benefits that get the air-time in his essay.
In 10% Happier, a term he came up with to explain the benefi of his mindfulness practice and stop people from looking at him as if he were an alien, Harris offers a revealing portrait of himself as far, far mor than perfect ( his meltdown, for instance, was made possible in large measure by considerable intake of cocaine and ecstasy), tells a stor of personal seeking and growth, and hares with us the very concrete techniques he has gleaned.
So, while self-interest remains the beneficiary of his new knowledge, and while Dan Harris remains, IMHO, a jerk, he is a urious, articulate, and entertaining jerk who has shared some useful experiences and knowledge with the est of us.
Review posted 11/21/14=============================EXTRA STUFFLinks to the writer ’ s Blo and FB pagesDan Harris ’ s vid on how to Hack Your Brain 's Default Mode with Meditation Harris 's on-air report about the book on ABCHarris is interviewed on Colbert