The paperback of the Sunday Times bestseller: Oliver James tours the minds of the middle classes in search of an answer to the question: is it possible to be successful and stay sane
Oliver James trained and practised as a child clinical psychologist and, since 1987, has worked as a writer, journalist and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include Juvenile Violence in a Winner-Loser Culture, the bestselling They F*** You Up and Britain on the Couch, which was also a successful documentary series for Channel 4. He is a trustee of two children's charities- the National Family and Parenting Institute and Homestart.
"Oliver James is excellent at showing why social scientists think that the surge in material affluence can produce the opposite of happiness." -- Avner Offer, Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford "Should be mandatory reading for everyone" -- Will Self "Never before have I read a book that so precisely captures the way we are all being emotionally snookered by the demands of 21st-century living... read this book" -- Jeremy Vine "A wonderfully clear and cogent thesis" * Guardian * "An absorbing and effective wake-up call" * London Lite *