Mindfulness meets the modern world with this collection of tongue-in-cheek chants for those daily moments that drive us insane.
For all of us who've crammed yoga, meditation, and self-care into our lives, there's just one thing missing on our daily slog toward serenity: a laugh. With rainbow-free visualizations ripped from real life, Very Modern Mantras will have you mastering the meditations that really matter, like Mantra for Starbucks; Mantra for the Airport Security Line; Mantra for Open-Plan Office, and Mantra for Public Transportation. Finally, a way to find inner peace without losing your sense of humor.
About the Author
Dan Zevin is a Thurber Prize-winning humorist whose books include Dan Gets a Minivan and The Day I Turned Uncool, which were both optioned by Adam Sandler. Dan has been an award-winning humor columnist for the New York Times, a comic commentator for NPR, and a contributor to print and digital editions of The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Rolling Stone, Salon, Real Simple, and The Wall Street Journal.
"This book didn't just make me laugh, it rescued my sanity from a precarious ledge. Thank you, Dan Zevin!"—AJ Jacobs, bestselling auhor of The Year of Living Biblically and Thanks a Thousand
"These hilarious mantras reduce stress and provide ample justification for mumbling to myself in public. Sign me up!"—Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of Calm the F*ck Down and The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
"These 'Very Modern Mantras' will almost (but not quite) help you calm tf DOWN."—Funny or Die (Best of the Web)
Very Modern Mantras is a 2019 Entrepreneur Best Book of the Year
"Dan Zevin's Very Modern Mantras was just what I needed to crack a smile and laugh off some stress."—Psychology Today.com
"Dan Zevin's painfully funny Very Modern Mantras will help you find peace where chaos and sneezing co-workers reign."—Entrepreneur.com