Author William Arntz takes on the self-help world with his irreverent, poignant and insightful book on the topic which drives so much of what we all do: Suffer. While self-help promises success, love and abundance in 5 or 7 or 10 easy steps, it more often than not fails to deliver. Whereas the only thing that is easy to do is suffer. We all do it and we all don’t want to. It’s that easy. But by seeing how we easily fall into suffering, one can take steps to knock it off. Following the easy steps are the slippery steps to end suffering. Yes we all fall into suffering but there are ways to get out of the rut. Buddha kicked the suffering habit, why not us?
As hilarious, irreverent and wise a book on how we make ourselves suffer as you’re ever going to read! Will Arntz, mastermind behind What the Bleep Do We Know!?, presents his own distinctive take on how humans undermine their own happiness while also offering a detailed prescription for how to stop doing so. Stop what you’re doing and get hold of How to Suffer immediately – it’s the ultimate get-out-of-your-own-jail card!
international bestselling author of
The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Power of Eight
This book is a little difficult to review because it has a double personality. On the one hand, it’s full of dark humor and satire while on the other hand How to Suffer gives some sound ideas about how to handle the difficult aspects of our lives… This book will entertain you while educating and motivating you.
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Author William Arntz talks about his new book on Suffering. Part satire (I mean who needs help on suffering), part review of the approaches to deal with Suffering, and part bringing to light that which is darkly hidden.
William Arntz is a physicist, software entrepreneur, filmmaker and author. He wrote computer simulators for the highly classified early Star Wars program, coded software that the Fortune 500 world runs on, created What the BLEEP Do We Know!? movie and books, and co-created the book of visionary prophesies – the (not so) Little Book of Surprises – with Deirdre Hade.
In an attempt to bring clarity to your internal state of Suffering, How to Suffer outlines the construction and use of this very valuable analytic tool. This remarkable instrument not only externalizes that suffering state, it also reflects your decision to move out of that state to a new one, as pointed to in the Wisdom Wheel. (As an added benefit it alerts others when to tread lightly around you.) While the refrigerator is not the only place to mount yours, it is the spot where it usually lands.
“You gotta be joking – a book on How to Suffer – I do that without any book”.
Exactly! We all suffer, and yet rarely do we address the issue directly. Its the one thing everyone does and yet is rarely talked about. We talk about the external situation: events and peoples and conditions that create suffering, but hardly ever talk about the internal: the state of suffering itself. Bringing suffering out of the closet and into the light is what this book is all about. And believe it or not, we’re going to have some fun doing it. It turns out practically all humor has suffering lurking about.
A companion book to the film, this book takes the concepts introduced in What the BLEEP and goes deeper into the ideas, thoughts, experiments and inspirations behind them. With additional material gleaned from the over 120 hours of interviews this book takes the reader on a journey into new vistas of mind and spirit. Available in Paperback and beautiful 4-color Hardback.
The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is a verbal and graphic trip to the unexpected, whimsical, and wise worlds of writer and poet Deirdre Hade and her husband and graphic visionary Will Arntz. With images provided by award winning photographer Endre Balogh. These images will inspire you, make you laugh and make you think. The prose and poetry will raise your awareness to the level that great art does when truly enjoyed. You will constantly be surprised and perhaps conclude that this is not such a little book after all. An ideal gift for those on your list who have everything or nothing at all.