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I'm Oliver Burkeman, author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking (2012) and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done (2011), a collection of my columns for the Guardian newspaper. 

My new book, Four Thousand Weeks, is about making the most of our radically finite lives in a world of impossible demands, relentless distraction and political insanity (and 'productivity techniques' that mainly just make everyone feel busier).

Find out more about the book here,

My email is

Publicity inquiries for Four Thousand Weeks:

In the US: Lottchen Shivers,

In the UK: Aidan O'Neill,

Literary representation:

In the UK: Claire Conrad

In the US: Melissa Flashman

 Buy my other books:


Buy The Antidote

Amazon US | Indiebound | Amazon UK | Waterstones | Hive

Buy The Antidote audiobook

Audible US | Audible UK 

Buy Help!

Amazon US | Indiebound | Amazon UK | Waterstones | Hive