One of our authors, Henry Edwards, recently launched his new book, The Daily Better: 365 Reasons for Optimism, and as a result of our successful marketing and promotional efforts, Henry’s book became a number one bestseller on Amazon! Congratulations to Henry and make sure to check out his book here.
In The Daily Better, educator and author Henry Edwards takes readers on a tour of the bright side of the news. The upshot? The world has never been better. Skeptical? So was Henry, until he dove into the data and discovered that we do indeed live longer, healthier lives with better education and healthcare. Poverty, violence, and war are all in decline. Most people don’t believe this. That’s why he wrote The Daily Better. But changing your worldview takes time. That’s why The Daily Better gives readers a daily dose of evidence that the world is getting better. For every day of the year there’s a story about human progress, resilience, and ingenuity. Through these daily vignettes readers enjoy inspiring stories, reflect on positive changes in the world, and slowly change their worldview to include all the positives, all the progress, that makes the lives of many people so much better.
This delightful idea-a-day tonic is animated by two ideas: Optimists are the true realists, and gratitude for progress is good for your mental health.
— Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now
Optimism does not mean blindness to the problems of the world – it means believing those problems can be solved. Henry Edwards provides a year’s worth of reminders with the wonderful Daily Better.
— Gregg Easterbrook, author, It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear
“A daily dose of hope from one of my favorite optimists!”
— Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Founder and CEO of Character Lab, and author of #1 New York Times best seller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
“The Daily Better brings hope to our divided world. It gives readers a daily dose of good news to help them see the world in all its complexity and goodness. Required reading for our troubled times.”
— Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters
“Henry Edwards appreciates the power of grateful, grounded optimism. In this elegantly written book of days he shares beautiful milestones of progress and human accomplishment–from science and exploration through music and literature to health, peace and the global march towards dignity and human rights for all. Every page provides a lesson in what people striving for a better, brighter world can achieve. It is a book that provides hope, but also marching orders: go make more progress!”
— Charles Kenny, Director of Technology and Development and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, author of Getting Better: Why Global Development Is Succeeding and The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West
“Henry Ford is often credited with the line, ‘Whether you think you can, or whether you think you cannot, you’re right.’ It’s one of my favorites. So’s Henry Edwards and his work — read it. Better: Live it.”
— David Gardner, co-founder, The Motley Fool
“This fascinating book is a salve and a balm and a B-12 shot. It is energizing and also just lots of fun. A million thanks to Henry Edwards for meaningfully helping us transform cynicism into optimism.”
— David Shenk, author, The Genius in All of Us and The Forgetting