Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman is a feature writer for the Guardian. He is a winner of the Foreign Press Association’s Young Journalist of the Year award, and has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the What The Papers Say Feature Writer of the Year award. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology, This Column Will Change Your Life, and has reported from London, Washington and New York. His work has also appeared in Esquire, Elle, GQ, the Observer and the New Republic. He was born in Liverpool in 1975, grew up in York, and holds a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University.



True security lies in the unrestrained embrace of insecurity - in the recognition that we never really stand on solid ground, and never can

The Antidote

Oliver Burkeman

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Oliver Burkeman on The Art of Charm podcast, discussing why you might be happier if you resist positive thinking …

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An illustrated introduction to The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.