10% Happier by Dan Harris - a 30 Minute Summary : How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Ac
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. 10% Happier by Dan Harris - A 30 Minute Summary: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story Inside this Instaread Summary: * Overview of the entire book * Introduction to the important people in the book * Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book * Key Takeaways of the book * A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: On June 7, 2004, Dan Harris had a mental meltdown live on television while reading the news on Good Morning America. As Harris read the news, he began to have a panic attack and lost the ability to form coherent words. Four years earlier, Harris had interviewed for, and received, a job with ABC News after seven years at a television station in Bangor, Maine, and a short stint at a twenty-four hour cable news channel in Boston. Harris began at ABC News as the new co-anchor of the overnight newscast, World News Now. However, the anchor he was supposed to be replacing, Anderson Cooper, had decided to stay a little longer. Instead, Harris became a reporter on the weekend edition of the evening newscast, World News Tonight. Soon after, he was allowed to present a story on the weekday edition with Peter Jennings. A few weeks after his story aired on the weekday edition of World News Tonight, Harris was asked by Jennings to do a story on Ralph Nader's presidential campaign. This led to a five year stint as a regular reporter on the show. Working for Peter Jennings was both enjoyable and frightening. Jennings, who was highly exacting in his expectations, approved all the stories personally and would often make unreasonable demands. Jennings also had a habit of reordering the points in a story for no obvious reason and would often steal the best lines of stories for himself. However, it was clear to Harris from the beginning that Jennings was a professional who cared about the connection he fostered between himself and his viewers. During his first year with World News Tonight, Harris was assigned to the religion beat. On September 11, 2001, Harris was waiting to take off on a small commuter plane when he learned of the attack on the Twin Towers. Harris was immediately reassigned to Pennsylvania, where United Flight 93 had gone down. After reporting from Pennsylvania that night Harris drove back to New York and he moved into a hotel near Ground Zero for several weeks to report on the events taking place there...


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