RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 262422949 LA English T1 Seven pleasures : essays on ordinary happiness A1 Spiegelman, Willard., PB Farrar, Straus, and Giroux PP New York YR 2009 SN 9780374239305 0374239304 AB 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 of its benefits. The other six--reading, walking, looking, listening, swimming, and writing--are things one performs alone. Seven Pleasures is an engaging guide to the pursuit of happiness, and all its accompanying delights.--From publisher description.