Oliver Burkeman I'm a writer for The Guardian based in Brooklyn, New York. My new book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking explores the upsides of negativity, uncertainty, failure and imperfection. Each week in This Column Will Change Your Life I write about social psychology, self-help culture, productivity and the science of happiness, and make unprovoked attacks on The Secret.

I also blog about things for Guardian US and write a monthly column for Psychologies magazine. Hello.

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Past Events

January 21, 2013

The Power of Negative Thinking

November 17, 2012

Rubin Museum of Art, New York

January 22, 2013

Books Inc, 1760 4th St, Berkeley, CA

January 23, 2013

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA

January 24, 2013

Mrs Dalloway's, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA

January 26, 2013

Readers' Books, 130 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA

January 27, 2013

Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR

January 28, 2013

Tattered Cover, East Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

January 31, 2013

Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA

February 01, 2013

This Panel Will Save Your Life with Gretchen Rubin and Charles Duhigg

February 22, 2013

Perth Writers Festival: 'On Happiness'

February 23, 2013

Perth Writers Festival: 'Sacred Cows… Or Just Bull?'

February 27, 2013

Australian National University, Canberra

March 01, 2013

The School of Life, Melbourne

March 02, 2013

Adelaide Writers' Week: Words Versus Images

March 04, 2013

Adelaide Writers' Week: The Power of Negative Thinking

July 16, 2013

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

April 20, 2013

Arkansas Literary Festival 2013

May 05, 2013

Sunday Platform: The Power of Negative Thinking

August 10, 2013

NOW Festival (at Wilderness Festival)

September 27, 2013

IdeaFestival 2013, Louisville, Kentucky

September 20, 2013

KGB bar reading w/ Emma Brockes and Kurt Pitzer

May 01, 2014

99U Conference, New York

May 13, 2014

Guardian Masterclass: Getting Creative Work Done

October 19, 2015

Guardian Masterclass – Getting Creative Work Done