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The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world

Auteur : Eric Weiner
Éditeur: New York : Twelve, 2008.
Collection: Book Club kit.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données:WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Travel writing
Personne nommée: Eric Weiner; Eric Weiner; Eric Weiner; Eric Weiner
Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Eric Weiner
ISBN: 9780446580267 0446580260 0552775088 9780552775083
Numéro OCLC: 164803474
Description: x, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Contenu: The Netherlands : happiness is a number --
Switzerland : happiness is boredom --
Bhutan : happiness is a policy --
Qatar : happiness is a winning lottery ticket --
Iceland : happiness is failure --
Moldova : happiness is somewhere else --
Thailand : happiness is not thinking --
Great Britain : happiness is a work in progress --
India : happiness is a contradiction --
America : happiness is home --
Epilogue. Are we there yet?
Titre de collection: Book Club kit.
Responsabilité: Eric Weiner.
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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  Lire la suite...

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de cwarden (Utilisateur WorldCat sur 2008-02-27)

Introduction -- The Netherlands: Happiness is a number -- Switzerland: Happiness is boredom -- Bhutan: Happiness is a policy -- Qatar: Happiness is a winning lottery ticket -- Iceland: Happiness is failure -- Moldova: Happiness is somewhere else -- Thailand: Happiness is not thinking -- Great Britain: Happiness is a work in progress -- India: Happiness is a contradiction -- America: Happiness is home -- Epilogue -- Are we there yet? -- Acknowledgments.

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"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 Lire la suite...

 
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Entertaining travel book with a little social science

de whisner (Utilisateur de WorldCat. Publication 2011-01-24) Bon Permalien

What makes a society happy? Weiner goes on a round-the-world quest, beginning in the Netherlands with a scholar who manages a database of happiness studies. He visits countries that score high on happiness measures (Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar, Iceland, Thailand, Great Britain, India) and one country...
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