Alubomulle Sumanasara calls anger “the enemy of joy” in his new book, Freedom from Anger: Understanding it, Overcoming It, and Finding Joy.
Sumanasara explains why anger is irrational, how it only hurts the person who gets angry, how it doesn’t accomplish anything. He says that, even though it may seem to go against one’s nature, a person should choose to never become angry. Instead, people should purposely live calm and happy lives.
The author’s style is simple and “gentle.” And his chapters are short, making this book easy to read and contemplate at one’s own speed.
Sumanasara is a Buddhist monk. But regardless of one’s religious beliefs, his practical wisdom can help anyone. I enjoyed and benefitted from reading this book.