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Brown, Derren

Overview
Works: 68 works in 147 publications in 8 languages and 1,132 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Autobiographies  Caricatures and cartoons  Self-help publications  Filmed performances  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Actor
Classifications: GV1545.B7627, 793.8092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Derren Brown
 
Most widely held works by Derren Brown
Happy by Derren Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. Brown shows how many of self-help's suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. Brown aims to enable us to appreciate the good things in life, in all their transient glory. By taking control of the stories we tell ourselves, by remembering that 'everything's fine' even when it might not feel that way, we can allow ourselves to flourish and to live more happily
Happy : why more or less everything is absolutely fine by Derren Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness, and come up with all sorts of different definitions and ideas for how we might live a happier life. Here, Derren explores the history of happiness from classical times until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. His aim is to reclaim happiness for us all, and enable us to appreciate the really good things in life for what they are. Fascinating, entertaining and revelatory, this is a book for anyone who has ever wondered if there must be more to life
On deception by Harry Houdini( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tricks of the mind by Derren Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a premium ebook featuring audio clips from a reading by author Derren Brown. The file size of this ebook is 17.5MB and is best downloaded via a broadband connection and enjoyed using Adobe℗ʼ Digital Editions on your Mac or PC. The premium content will not be able to play on the Sony Reader or other dedicated ebook device. Derren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. His baffling illusions and stunning set pieces - such as The Seance, Russian Roulette and The Heist - have set new standards of what's possible, as well as causing more than their fair share of controversy. Now, for the first time, he reveals the secrets behind his craft, what makes him tick and just why he grew that beard. Tricks of the Mind takes you on a journey into the structure and psychology of magic. Derren teaches you how to read clues in people's behaviour and spot liars. He discusses the whys and wherefores of hypnosis and shows how to do it. And he investigates the power of suggestion and how you can massively improve your memory. He also takes a long hard look at the paranormal industry and why some of us feel the need to believe in it in the first place. Alternately hilarious, controversial and challenging, Tricks of the Mind is essential reading for Derren's legions of fans, and pretty bloody irresistible even if you don't like him that much
Portraits by Derren Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derren Brown is known to his devoted fans as a brilliant showman and illusionist. His television shows attract audiences in the millions and his live show plays to sell-out audiences every night. But in his spare time, Derren uses a very different skill. He is a prodigiously talented artist who paints caricatures of famous faces from around the world. He has painted everyone from Richard Dawkins to Robbie Williams, from Anthony Hopkins to Amy Winehouse, and here for the first time they are all collected together, with Derren's thoughts on the person concerned and why he wanted to paint them in the first place
Happy : why more or less everything is absolutely fine by Derren Brown( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2021 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Deeply informative, moving, wise and full of love'Alain de Botton'Should be on everyone's reading list - always!'AC GraylingEveryone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it?Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help's suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. This brilliant, candid and deeply entertaining book exposes the flaws in these ways of thinking, and in return poses challenging but stimulating questions about how we choose to live and the way we think about death. Happy aims to reclaim happiness and to enable us to appreciate the good things in life, in all their transient glory. By taking control of the stories we tell ourselves, by remembering that 'everything's fine' even when it might not feel that way, we can allow ourselves to flourish and to live more happily
BOOK OF SECRETS : finding solace in a stubborn world by Derren Brown( Book )

5 editions published between 2021 and 2022 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derren takes us on a personal journey - to the scene of a childhood humiliation, to lonely evenings on tour, to being paralysed by shyness at a dinner party, to navigating middle age and to finding love. Sharing moments of anger, frustration, loneliness and loss, he reveals how it's possible to find consolation and compassion"--Publisher's description
A little happier : notes for reassurance by Derren Brown( Book )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Little Happier's 17 inspiring and reassuring lessons will help you define and find your own happiness. Its lessons challenge us to think differently about the meaning of happiness and how we can over overcome anxiety in a difficult world. None of this is real when each of us tells stories about our lives in too tidy narratives that are seldom true and rarely helpful. We should be wary of goal setting: long-term goals fixate us on a future that may not happen and we may not wish for when we get there. Our partner isn't right for us because no-one is. None of us is born for someone else. But perhaps those areas of frequent conflict are useful indicators of where we might ourselves be insufferable. Life is hard, messy and complex. But if we can learn to separate what we can control - our thoughts and actions - from all else beyond our control, we can find a surer footing with which to greet the world and experience our own concept of happiness
Happy : why more or less everything is fine by Derren Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own
Confessions of a conjuror by Derren Brown( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inside of Derren Brown's head is a strange and mysterious place. Now you can climb inside and wander around. Find out just how Derren's mind works, see what motivates him and discover what made him the weird and wonderful person he is today. Obsessed with magic and illusions since childhood, Derren's life to date has been an extraordinary journey and here, in "Confessions of a Conjuror," he allows us all to join him on a magical mystery tour - to the centre of his brain ... Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he's performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese. Brilliant, hilarious and entirely unlike anything else you have ever read before, "Confessions of a Conjuror" is also a complete and utter joy
Pure effect : direct mind reading and magical artistry by Derren Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little happier : notes for reassurance by Derren Brown( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought to you by Penguin. Happiness is impossible to define and illusory. How then are we to lead happier lives? In A Little Happier Derren Brown condenses the lessons of his international bestseller Happy into 17 beautifully-wrought, wise and profoundly reassuring mini-chapters, each one challenging us to think differently so as to overcome anxiety in a difficult world.· Nothing is real when each of us tells stories about our lives in too tidy narratives.· We should be wary of goal setting: long-term goals fixate us on a future that may not happen and we may not wish for when we get there.· Our partner isn't right for us because no-one is. None of us is born for someone else. But perhaps those areas of frequent conflict are useful indicators of where we might ourselves be insufferable. Life is hard, messy and complex; our friends will probably let us down; most of what has got us here is blind luck and a series of false starts. But if we can learn to separate what we can control - our thoughts and actions - from all else beyond our control, we can find a surer footing with which to greet the world.© Derren Brown 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
Derren Brown presents Twisted Tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derren Brown hosts a Halloween special. Three horror fans get an experience like no other as the boundaries between fact and fiction are blurred to take them on a uniquely dark and unnerving journey. Set up by family and friends, the three unsuspecting fans find themselves in the middle of real life stories which turn out to be dark and twisted tales. The programme draws upon the greatest traditions of ghost stories and spine-tingling British classics such as Hammer House and Tales of the Unexpected
Magie absolue : un modèle pour des représentations efficaces de close-up by Derren Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur explique les stratégies de présentation du close-up et sa vision du monde de la magie : les buts et les priorités, les conflits et détails pratiques, les nouvelles perceptions et la magie en tant qu'art
Absolute magic : a model for powerful close-up performance by Derren Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Érase una vez... Una historia alternativa de la felicidad by Derren Brown( )

in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<p><b>Deshazte de tus libros de autoayuda y descubre la verdadera forma de ser feliz.</b><br /><br /> En esta obra, Derren Brown analiza de una forma muy original los cambiantes conceptos de felicidad, desde la sorprendentemente moderna sabiduría de los estoicos y los epicúreos de la época clásica hasta nuestros días, cuando la industria de la autoayuda trata de reivindicar la felicidad como algo propio. Un libro brillante, sincero y vastamente entretenido.</p>
Derren Brown : inside your mind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derren Brown is a new and unique force in the world of magic and illusion - he can seemingly predict and control human behaviour. He doesn't claim to be a mind-reader, instead he describes his craft as a mixture of psychology, misdirection and showmanship"--Cover
Derren Brown trick of the mind( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derren Brown demonstrates his skills of psychological showmanship as he amazes those he encounters, including some of his celebrity fans
Derren Brown investigates( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derren is accompanied by blind British woman Judy Dunk on his second journey into the world of the extraordinary. They travel to Holland to meet Vyacheslav Bronnikov, who claims to be able to teach the blind to psychically see again
Derren Brown : the experiments( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Secret of Luck: Derren Brown investigates why some people are lucky while others seem to attract misfortune. By spreading a rumour that the statue of a dog in the park of a local village is lucky, people begin to rub the head of the dog and then attribute their success to luck
 
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Happy : why more or less everything is absolutely fine
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Happy : why more or less everything is absolutely fineOn deceptionTricks of the mindPortraitsHappy : why more or less everything is absolutely fineBOOK OF SECRETS : finding solace in a stubborn worldA little happier : notes for reassuranceHappy : why more or less everything is fineConfessions of a conjuror
Alternative Names
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Darren Brown

Derren Brown

Derren Brown British illusionist and writer

Derren Brown britisk illusjonist og hypnotisør

Derren Brown Brits schrijver

Derren Brown brytyjski prezenter telewizyjny

Derren Brown englischer Illusionist

Derren Brown illusionista e scrittore britannico

Деррен Браун

Деррен Браун британский фокусник

דרן בראון

דרן בראון סופר בריטי

درن براون

ديرين برون

ড্যারেন ব্রাউন

ಡ್ಯಾರೆನ್ ಬ್ರೌನ್

데렌 브라운

ダレン・ブラウン

ブラウン, ダレン

戴倫·布朗

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