Synopses & Reviews
In the first book to identify demographically proven happiness hotspots worldwide, researcher and explorer Dan Buettner documents the happiest people on earth and reveals how we can create our own happy zones. Detailing extraordinary new discoveries and meticulous research on four continents, Buettner observes happiness in unlikely places and gleans surprising insight into what generates contentment and what it means to thrive. Intriguing studies debunk commonly believed myths. Think life was happier in the good old days? To the contrary, data shows that people flourish more in modern societies than in traditional, agrarian ones. Marriage, parenthood, gender equality, sociability – you'll be astonished at how (or whether) these factors figure in the happiness equation.
"[Buettner] offers a framework to strive for: seeking tradition, community, and calm as a starting point for happiness that lasts." - Publishers Weekly
"A superbly produced, life-changing audio." - AudioFile Magazine
"One of the most hopeful and motivating quality-of-life audio lessons..." - AudioFile
About the Author
Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, and author. He founded Blue Zones™ to research and publicize the world’s best practices in health, longevity, and happiness. A pioneer in exploration and education, he has traveled the world to answer some of science’s biggest questions. Buettner’s National Geographic cover story on Blue Zones was one of the top-selling covers in the magazine’s history, and the book hit The New York Times bestseller list.
Michael McConnohie has done extensive voice work for countless cartoons, video games, commercials, and audiobooks. He is the President of the Nevada-based Voxworks voice-acting corporation. Michael’s audiobook credits include narrating Fritjof Capra’s The Tao of Physics, Stuart M. Kaminsky’s Earphones Award-winning Always Say Goodbye, Noah Boyd’s The Bricklayer, and C. David Heyman’s Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor.