Dan Harris is an ABC news anchor who has worked on Nightline and Good Morning America. He has a typical celebrity history with drug abuse, stress, adreneline highs, etc. When he is assigned the religion beat he starts researching different religious practices, which leads him to meditation. Harris finds that meditation and mindfulness leads to a happier life, 10% happier in fact. His practices have their ups and downs but he feels he is closer to being truly happy and more mindful in his daily life.
There were definitely parts of Harris's story that didn't resonate with me, but his journey to a more mindful life did. I think everyone could stand to be a little more mindful of their actions and themselves and even 10% happier sounds wonderful.