Wednesday 6th February at 6:30pm
Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.
We are delighted to present a very special Author Talk to begin our 2019 series of events. Writer and journalist Johann Hari, will be discussing his bestselling book on how to improve our mental health, ‘Lost Connections’.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.
What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can we really solve them?
Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking anti-depressants when he was a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate whether this was true – and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong. Across the world, Hari found social scientists who were uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are not caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains.
In fact, they are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today.
Hari’s journey took him from a mind-blowing series of experiments in Baltimore, to an Amish community in Indiana, to an uprising in Berlin.
Once he had uncovered nine real causes of depression and anxiety, they led him to scientists who are discovering seven very different solutions – ones that work. It is an epic journey that will change how we think about one of the biggest crises in our culture today.
His TED talk – ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong’ – has been viewed more than 8 million times and revolutionized the global debate. This book will do the same.
There will also be a chance to discuss the book at ‘Max’s Walking Book Club’ on Sunday 3rd February at 11.30am. Join other book lovers for a walk in the fields of Saffron Walden to discuss the book. No ticket needed and no need to reserve a place – friends, dogs and children all welcome. We’ll be setting off from the shop at 11.30 am for about an hour’s walk.