'A profoundly benign and practical little book. Compact scholarship and wisdom with an original thesis.'
'A real Tardis of a book, with so much wisdom and information packed into so small a space, and elucidated with a brilliant clarity. Sourcing mythology, modern psychology and philosophy, it shines a light on this most commonplace yet complex of emotions.'
Mark Vernon is a writer and journalist. He’s written books on friendship, wellbeing, God, spirituality, science and the philosophy of the everyday. His articles and reviews on religious, philosophical and ethical themes have appeared in many newspapers and magazines.
He has degrees in physics, theology and a PhD in philosophy, and regularly contributes to debates and festivals, also teaching at The Idler Academy in London.