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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.

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Janna Mauldin Heiner, March 16, 2014 (view all comments by Janna Mauldin Heiner)
Searching for happiness? Ride along with self-identified grump and longtime NPR correspondent Eric Weiner as he travels the world to all of its happiest--and unhappiest--places, trying to get a handle on what makes some places (and the people who inhabit them) more joyful than others. From Great Britain to Muldova, from Iceland to Qatar, Weiner looks for bliss in everyone else's backyard. His witty observations might not result in a map to happiness, but they will make you laugh. And, unexpectedly, think. This is either the weirdest travel book ever, or the weirdest book on happiness ever; but either way, it's a really fun read with some interesting insights into overlooked cultures around the world...and how to culture happiness in your own world.
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