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Author David Rakoff on Half Empty, Defensive Pessimism

Author David Rakoff on Half Empty, Defensive Pessimism While it may not work for everyone, author David Rakoff prescribes pessimism as a tool for managing anxiety. In his book, Half Empty, Rakoff explains his outlook to readers, and defends the dark side of the world. By expecting and planning for every possible worst-case scenario, you will only be pleasantly surprised when it doesn’t happen. And you will be prepared when it does, as he was when he was diagnosed with cancer during the writing of the book. In this video, WatchMojo.com speaks with Rakoff about his book, Half Empty, how it originated, and he gives us his personal defense of pessimism.

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