How to Suffer… In 10 Easy Steps

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!

– Lynne McTaggart,
 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.”

–Krysta Gibson,
New Spirit Journal. Click Here for full review


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.

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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.

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The Sufferometer

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.

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