Lisa Portolan - Happy As

Friday 08 June 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets $7.50
Tickets available until 08 June 2018 6:00 PM

This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

Author, Lisa Portolan is in-conversation with ABC Radio National's Antony Funnell discussing Happy As: Why the quest for happiness is making us miserable.

Everyone wants to be happy, but is the relentless quest for that elusive state of being actually making us unhappy?

In a world where data is the new currency, social media is turning us all into walking, talking billboards and brands and we’re meant to be mindful, manifesting and present, isn’t it a bit rich to be expected to be happy too?

After a lifetime spent actively searching for happiness as well as studying it, communications executive and yogi Lisa Portolan shares valuable insights into how we made happiness a science and an industry, created products around it and supported it with a whole heap of advertising to ensure that works, but is ‘brand me’ just a recipe for unhappiness?

‘A big call, but coming from a practitioner of the dark arts of advertising and persuasion Lisa’s insights are f*cking surprising and enlightening.’ Paul Bongiorno AM

Lisa Portolan is a communications and marketing professional who has worked on many large-scale advertising campaigns and industry rebrands. She is also a freelance journalist whose articles have been widely published in magazines and and blogs, including Huffington Post, Mamamia, Elephant Journal, Yoganonymouse, Rebelle Society and HerCanberra. Lisa has written three novels. 

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