[Book Review] The geography of bliss: One grump's search for the happiest places in the world
Book Review of "The geography of bliss: One grump's search for the happiest places in the world" by Eric Weiner (New York: Twelve, 2009.) "The beography of bliss" is a funny, yet insightful look at why some people and nations are happier than others. The author, a journalist for National Public Radio in the U.S., visited ten countries where people are particularly happy or unhappy, or whose traditions shed light on the relevant issues, and also interviewed experts in the emerging 'science of happiness.' Written by a self-described 'grump,' the book is peppered with self-deprecating anecdotes and wry observations about the people and the cultures he visited.