Book Review: 10% Happier

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story - Dan Harris

Dan provides a first hand account of his struggles through personal insecurity, war zones, drug addictions, therapy, religion, and self help, ultimately settling on the meditation and philosophy (but not mysticism) of Buddhism.  I had a lot of trouble putting the book down.  

With other books on meditation or enlightenment, I have always been left with the questions: "Yes, but what does the path of improvement feel like?  How much better do things get?  What should I expect?".  Dan provides his experience over the first four years of this path, all the while trying to offset his "zen" with a demanding and competitive career, in an honest and enlightening manner.

I'd probably recommend this book first for introducing "regular" people to meditation.