The Thriving Lawyer promises an innovative model, grounded in science, to help lawyers thrive. It describes itself as a resource for promoting well-being and culture-change in the legal sector. As someone who promotes mental health in legal, these all sound like the making of a must-read book. 

I thought the book was a useful resource, but for me, it failed to live up to its innovative promise.  Notwithstanding, it is a worthy and comprehensive summary of some of the key existing models.

The influence of Seligman, the pioneer of positive psychology, is clear from both the title through to the numerous references to his work. Each chapter is supported by a lengthy list of references, which provides a useful signpost for those who want to find out more. Arguably the lists will also help convert some of the more sceptical readers, by showing that the ideas espoused are, as the back cover promises, backed by science.

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