Nick Inman

Put it in words

The Facts of Life

It's easier – and definitely more fashionable these days – to be a pessimist rather than an optimist. Any newspaper or news bulletin will be happy to supply you with depressing stories in quantity. War, terrorism, floods, famine, child abuse. It almost makes you wish for the the end of the human race and the end of the world.

But don't let anyone tell you that optimism is for idealists and fantasists. The Optimist's Handbook delivers the facts and figures to prove that things are not that bad. They may not be as good as they could be, but there's plenty of cause for hope.

This is a serious book