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Happiness for Scrooges
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Maria Santos

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/6/2014 2:26:42 PM

Happiness has been tackled by the greats—Plato and Aristotle—but also by, and more frequently, the not-so greats—see the self-help section. If, like me, you’re the pessimistic type, any book with a peaceful-looking tree and the word “happiness” on the cover is likely to send you running. But in the case of A Private History of Happiness: Ninety-Nine Moments of Joy from Around the World, don’t run just yet. Not all books with “happiness” in the title are trite, and George Myerson’s book is here to prove it. A Private History of Happiness is a collection of excerpts of personal writings

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Former lurker, 7/6/2014 5:16:38 PM     (No. 9913130)

Book sounded interesting until a little research showed that the author is at the Brookings Institute........pretty sure it will skew toward blissful 3rd world dwellers and unhappy capitalists......I´ll pass.

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Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2014 7:02:02 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: JoniTx- 9/1/2014 2:31:28 PM     Post Reply
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