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'Jill Stark’s Happy Never After: How the happiness fairytale is driving us mad (and how I flipped the script) is out this month through Scribe Publishing. In this forensic examination of our age of anxiety, Stark explores how we can unplug, keep calm, and find meaning in a frenetic world designed to drive us mad. With humour, insight, and razor-sharp wit, she tells of her own struggles with a lifetime of anxiety against the backdrop of a stressed-out modern world, where many are drowning in a sea of digital distraction and white noise. The following is an edited extract from chapter 3.' (Introduction)