The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

ISBN9780446698894
PublisherTwelve
Published1/6/2013
Pages345
AuthorEric Weiner
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.38 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth1.0 in.

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Eric Weiner

PAPERBACK

1/6/2013

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 investigate not what happiness is, but where it is. Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic country in the world? Do citizens of Qatar, awash in petrodollars, find joy in all that cash? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so damn happy? With engaging wit and surprising insights, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Eric Weiner

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ISBN9780446698894
PublisherTwelve
Published1/6/2013
Pages345
AuthorEric Weiner
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.38 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Synopsis

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 investigate not what happiness is, but where it is. Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic country in the world? Do citizens of Qatar, awash in petrodollars, find joy in all that cash? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so damn happy? With engaging wit and surprising insights, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.

Editorial Reviews

"In the end, Weiner's travel tales—eating rotten shark meat in Iceland, smoking hashish in Rotterdam, trying to meditate at an Indian ashram—provide great happiness for his readers. "

– Publishers Weekly

"..by the time the trip is over, you find yourself hoping that you'll hit the road together again someday. The Geography of Bliss is a journey too good to be rare."

– The Washington Post