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
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.
Randy J. Paterson, PhD, is director of Changeways Clinic, a private psychology practice in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
He is author of How to Be Miserable, The Assertiveness Workbook, and Your Depression Map, and conducts training
programs for professionals on evidence-based treatment. Through Changeways Clinic, Paterson 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 strategies for private practice management. He is the 2008 recipient of
the Canadian Psychological Association's Distinguished Practitioner Award. For more information on Paterson, his
presentations and workshops, or Changeways Clinic, visit www.randypaterson.com. To view Paterson's blog on
psychological and practice issues, please visit www.psychologysalon.com.