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Seven pleasures : essays on ordinary happiness

Author: Willard Spiegelman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Seven Pleasures, Willard Spiegelman takes a look at the possibilities for achieving ordinary secular happiness without recourse to either religion or drugs. In this erudite and frequently hilarious book of essays, he discusses seven activities that lead naturally and easily to a sense of well-being. One of these--dancing--requires a partner, and therefore provides a lesson in civility, or good citizenship, as one  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willard Spiegelman
ISBN: 9780374239305 0374239304
OCLC Number: 262422949
Description: 197 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Reading --
Walking --
Looking --
Dancing --
Listening --
Swimming --
Writing.
Responsibility: Willard Spiegelman.

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Looks at the possibilities for achieving ordinary secular happiness without recourse to either religion or drugs. This hilarious book of essays discusses seven activities that lead naturally and  Read more...

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