The Geography of Bliss

Full of inspired moments, The Geography of Bliss accomplishes a feat few travel books dare and even fewer achieve: to make you happier.

The Geography of Bliss

The Geography of Bliss

What makes a nation happy? Is one country's sense of happiness the same as another's? In the last two decades, psychologists and economists have learned a lot about who's happy and who isn't. The Dutch are, the Romanians aren't, and Americans are somewhere in between... After years of going to the world's least happy countries, Eric Weiner, a veteran foreign correspondent, decided to travel and evaluate each country's different sense of happiness and discover the nation that seemed happiest of all. ·He discovers the relationship between money and happiness in tiny and extremely wealthy Qatar (and it's not a good one) ·He goes to Thailand, and finds that not thinking is a contented way of life. ·He goes to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, and discovers they have an official policy of Gross National Happiness! ·He asks himself why the British don't do happiness? In Weiner's quest to find the world's happiest places, he eats rotten Icelandic shark, meditates in Bangalore, visits strip clubs in Bangkok and drinks himself into a stupor in Reykjavik. Full of inspired moments, The Geography of Bliss accomplishes a feat few travel books dare and even fewer achieve: to make you happier.

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The Geography of Bliss
Language: un
Pages: 416
Authors: Eric Weiner
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-30 - Publisher: Random House

What makes a nation happy? Is one country's sense of happiness the same as another's? In the last two decades, psychologists and economists have learned a lot about who's happy and who isn't. The Dutch are, the Romanians aren't, and Americans are somewhere in between... After years of going to
The Geography of Genius
Language: un
Pages: 368
Authors: Eric Weiner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

An acclaimed travel writer examines the connection between surroundings and innovative ideas, profiling examples in such regions as early-twentieth-century Vienna, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, and Silicon Valley. --Publisher
The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner (Summary)
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Authors: QuickRead, Nicolas Stewart
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: QuickRead.com

Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Part self-help guide, part travel log, The Geography of Bliss takes us to countries around the world trying to find where happiness lives.
The Geography of Bliss
Language: un
Pages: 329
Authors: Eric Weiner
Categories: Happiness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

Draws on the author's experiences as a foreign correspondent to evaluate more than three dozen countries for their happiness potential, in a survey that includes profiles of such locales as the American shores, glacial Iceland, and the Bhutan jungles.
Paradox of Affluence: The Geography of Bliss
Language: un
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Authors: Eric Weiner
Categories: Happiness
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