Happiness, a Mystery & 66 Attempts to Solve It

Happiness, a Mystery & 66 Attempts to Solve It

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Synopsis

'A pleasure ... funny and immensely readable' Guardian Happiness is one of life's greatest mysteries. But what even is happiness? Why does it mean so many different things to different people? And how can we actually be happier? Drawing on decades of experience in crime writing, self-help and intensely curious observation of other people, Sophie Hannah sets out to solve the mystery. She lines up her cast of suspects and expert witnesses from ancient philosophers to modern self-help gurus, scientists to ordinary people from all walks of life. Leaving no stone unturned, she scrutinises the clues, evidence, and even the red herrings that unexpectedly lead to happiness. And she uncovers answers - from the secrets of a fulfilling relationship to the joys of boredom, or of the bliss of a cancelled meeting. Weaving in much-loved poems and hilarious observations from Sophie's own life, this is the ultimate guide to happiness - and the clues that can lead us there.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788162944
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Wellcome Collection
Pub date:
DEWEY: 158
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 318g
Height: 139mm
Width: 207mm
Spine width: 26mm