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The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
The Geography of Bliss One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
Author: Eric Weiner
Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness." The book uses a beguiling mixture of travel, psychology, science and humor to investiga...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446698894
ISBN-10: 044669889X
Publication Date: 1/5/2009
Pages: 352
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3.9 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Twelve
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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This book was fabulous! The writing is witty and fun, the stories are fast paced and interesting, and the contrasts between the countries is remarkable. I'd recommend Bliss to anyone interested in travel or culture. It makes you wonder whether the people of an area make the personality or if the personality of the area makes the people?
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This book was a fun read. I couldn't wait to read where the author was going next and what he was learning from the people and the environment. He travels all over the world, making interesting observations about the communities. While happiness is a very subjective thing to measure, his descriptions give you a strong sense of how happy or unhappy the people he encounters truly are--regardless of how happy they describe themselves to be.
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Funny and semi-profound. The author visits 10 countries (The Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar, Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Great Britain, India, and the US), ostemsibly searching for what makes people happy, but really writing an amusing travelogue.
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