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The Geography of Bliss (Reprint) (Paperback) by Eric Weiner

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About the Book



Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, "The Geography of Bliss" takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness."



Book Synopsis



Part travel memoir, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader across the globe 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 Qatar, awash in petrodollars, find joy in all that cash? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so damn happy?

In a unique mix of travel, psychology, science and humor, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.



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Laugh. Think. Repeat. Repeatedly. If someone told me this book was this good, I wouldn't have believed them.--Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life?

Part travelogue, part personal-discovery memoir and all sustained delight, this wise, witty ramble reads like Paul Theroux channeling David Sedaris on a particularly good day..... Fresh and beguiling.

--Kirkus Reviews

Think Don Quixote with a dark sense of humor and a taste for hashish and you begin to grasp Eric Weiner, the modern knight-errant of this mad, sad, wise, and witty quest across four continents. I won't spoil the fun by telling if his mission succeeds, except to say that happiness is reading a book as entertaining as this.--Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic

With one single book, Eric Weiner has flushed Bill Bryson down a proverbial toilet, and I say that lovingly. By turns hilarious and profound, this is the kind of book that could change your life. The relationship between place and contentment is an ineffable one, and Weiner cuts through the fog with a big, powerful light. The Geography of Bliss is no smiley-face emoticon, it's a Winslow Homer.
--Henry Alford, author of Municipal Bondage and Big Kiss



About The Author



Eric Weiner is author of the New York Times bestseller The Geography of Bliss, which has been translated into eighteen languages. A former correspondent for NPR and the New York Times, Weiner has reported from more than three dozen countries. His work has appeared in the New Republic, Slate, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, the New York Times Magazine, and the anthology, Best American Travel Writing. He divides his time between Starbucks and Caribou.

Read more about Eric Weiner at www.ericweinerbooks.com.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 345
Genre: Travel, Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Essays + Travelogues, Personal Growth / Happiness
Publisher: Twelve
Format: Paperback
Author: Eric Weiner
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2009
TCIN: 11322369
UPC: 9780446698894
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2259
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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