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Monday, March 17, 2008

Geography of Bliss

Can a place make you happy? Imagine traveling around the world and visiting countries just to find out why some places seem happier than others. This is an assignment I would love to get. Well, that's what I thought until I got to the chapter on Moldova--which the author describes as one of the unhappiest places on earth. I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and fun to read. Eric Weiner, foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, visits ten countries in search of happiness and writes about his adventure with sarcasm, wit, and great observations. Iceland is one happy place despite being cold, isolated, and dark most of the year. Read the book to find out why.

Geography of Bliss
New York Times First Chapter

Eric Weiner Books
Author's Website. You can post your happiest places message there.

Twelve Books
Publisher's site. From their site: "TWELVE was established in August 2005 with the objective of publishing no more than one book per month. We strive to publish the singular book, by authors who have a unique perspective and compelling authority. Works that explain our culture; that illuminate, inspire, provoke, and entertain. We seek to establish communities of conversation surrounding our books."

Other books on happiness for further reading:

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