Synopses & Reviews
The New York Times bestseller from the author of Chasing the Scream, offering a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.
There was a mystery haunting award-winning investigative journalist Johann Hari. He was thirty-nine years old, and almost every year he had been alive, depression and anxiety had increased in Britain and across the Western world. Why?
He had a very personal reason to ask this question. When he was a teenager, he had gone to his doctor and explained that he felt like pain was leaking out of him, and he couldn't control it or understand it. Some of the solutions his doctor offered had given him some relief-but he remained in deep pain.
So, as an adult, he went on a forty-thousand-mile journey across the world to interview the leading experts about what causes depression and anxiety, and what solves them. He learned there is scientific evidence for nine different causes of depression and anxiety-and that this knowledge leads to a very different set of solutions: ones that offer real hope.
“One of the world's most important and most enlightening thinkers and social critics.” Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
“This is one of those extraordinary books that you want all your friends to read immediately — because the shift in world-view is so compelling and dramatic that you wonder how you'll be able to have conversations with them otherwise.” Brian Eno
“Lost Connections offers a wonderful and incisive analysis of the depression and alienation that are haunting American society.” Hillary Rodham Clinton
“If you have ever been down, or felt lost, this amazing book will change your life. Do yourself a favour — read it now.” Elton John
“This is a bold and inspiring book that will help far more than just those who suffer from depression. As Hari shows, we all have within us the potential to live in ways that are healthier and wiser.” Arianna Huffington
“Wise, probing, and deeply generous Hari has produced a book packed with explosive revelations about our epidemic of despair. I am utterly convinced that the more people read this book, the better off the world will be.” Naomi Klein
“Through a breath-taking journey across the world, Johann Hari exposes us to extraordinary people and concepts that will change the way we see depression forever. It is a brave, moving, brilliant, simple and earth-shattering book that must be read by everyone and anyone who is longing for a life of meaning and connection.” Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues
About the Author
Johann Hari is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream. He was a columnist for the Independent in London for nine years and was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International UK. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Le Monde, and others.