RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 164803474 LA English T1 The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world A1 Weiner, Eric,, PB Twelve PP New York YR 2008 SN 9780446580267 0446580260 0552775088 9780552775083 AB 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.