The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world / Eric Weiner.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Beaufort - Bluffton Branch||910.4 WEI (Text)||0530004107476||Adult NonFiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780446580267
- ISBN: 0446580260
- Physical Description: x, 329 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2008.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| The Netherlands: happiness is a number -- Switzerland: happiness is boredom -- Bhutan: happiness is a policy -- Quatar: happiness is a winning lottery ticket -- Iceland: happiness is failure -- Moldova: happiness is somewhere else -- Thailand: happiness is not thinking -- Great Britain: happiness is a work in progress -- India: happiness is a contradiction -- America: happiness is home -- Epilogue: Are we there yet?
|Summary, etc.:|| Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, this book 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 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 Singapore benefit psychologically by having their options limited by the government? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina, so darn happy? NPR correspondent Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.--From publisher description.
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|Subject:||Weiner, Eric, 1963- > Travel.
Voyages and travels.