How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties: 40 Strategies to Fail at Adulting (Paperback)

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Following in the footsteps of his snarky self-help hit, How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy J. Paterson uses his trademark wit and irony to help you tackle the most common roadblocks that stand in the way of successful "adulting."

Are you living in your parent's basement? Can you measure your life by the hours you spend video streaming or gaming? Do you have absolutely no idea who you really are or what matters to you? Are you emotionally stunted and incapable of mature relationships? Great Keep it up. If you just can't get enough of being miserable, you're on the right path.

In How to Be Miserable in Your Twenties, you won't find platitudes or promises of love, happiness, and a fabulous life. What you will find are 40 strategies to help you cultivate a life of abject misery. On the other hand, if you want to take control of your destiny, find meaning and a sense of purpose, or just be a damn grownup, feel free to do the opposite of what this book says. You may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere

So, keep getting caught in the same self-defeating traps that have led you to an unfulfilling existence--or not Either way, this book will help you take a good long look at yourself and your life, and come up with a solid action plan for your worst (or best) future.

About the Author

Randy J. Paterson, PhD, is a psychologist and director of Changeways Clinic--a private psychotherapy service--in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is author of The Assertiveness Workbook, How to Be Miserable, and Your Depression Map; and coauthor of the free online Antidepressant Skills Workbook. He presents lectures and workshops internationally on topics, including mental health policy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the nature and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, and the failure-to-launch phenomenon. For more information, visit

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684034710
ISBN-10: 168403471X
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date: March 1st, 2020
Pages: 280
Language: English