|ISBN:||9780446580267 0446580260 0552775088 9780552775083|
|描述：||x, 329 p. ; 24 cm.|
|内容：||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?
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.
"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."
Entertaining travel book with a little social science
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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