The geography of bliss: one grump's search for the happiest places in the world

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Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the listener 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.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Happiness, SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness, TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues, Voyages and travels, Weiner, Eric, -- 1963- -- Travel
title_display The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world
title_full The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world [electronic resource] / Eric Weiner, The geography of bliss [sound recording] : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world / Eric Weiner
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