Book Reviews of Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy

Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy
Against Happiness In Praise of Melancholy
Author: Eric G. Wilson
ISBN-13: 9780374240660
ISBN-10: 0374240663
Publication Date: 1/22/2008
Pages: 176
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy on + 129 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is a very compelling study of American's obsession with being "happy" and the author has some really good points about why we should re-think this trend. The only thing that annoyed me some is that he uses big words quite a lot so I had to have the dictionary handy. Still, that didn't keep me from getting quite a bit from this little book. If you've every "battled" depression or bad moods, this is an important book for you to read. Especially if you consider yourself spiritual. I highly recommend it because it helps bring understanding and acceptance to the normal range of human joy and sorrow - and explains what can be lost if we settle for "content" or "happy".