The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Weiner spent a decade as a foreign correspondent reporting from such discontented locales as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. Unhappy people living in profoundly unstable states, he notes, inspire pathos and make for good copy, but not for good karma. So Weiner, admitted grump and self-help book aficionado, undertook a year's research to travel the globe, looking for the Weiner spent a decade as a foreign correspondent reporting from such discontented locales as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Indone...

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Title:The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
Author:Eric Weiner
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:335 pages pages

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World Reviews

  • Jerzy
    May 08, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

    This book makes an attempt to figure out what makes people happy and if perhaps some countries are more conductive to happiness than others. Can happiness be equated with living in a democratic, safe societies? How does money, power, family and friends, religion, trust, homogeneous ver...

    I wanted to read this book not to find the happiest place on Earth but to try and improve my abysmal grasp of world geography. I ended up learning something about both the world and happiness. I even underlined things. The grouchy, world-weary Eric Weiner is clearly searching for his o...

    Banyaknya halaman yang saya lipat menandakan betapa saya menikmati membaca buku ini. Sudah pula berniat membuat review yang serius. Tapi setelah selesai saya malah kebingungan untuk mereviewnya. Buku ini memang lebih enak dibaca daripada dianalisis (alasan!) Yang jelas, ini buku per...

    I really enjoyed "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner. In the book Weiner, an NPR correspondent, travels across the world to understand why people are happy or unhappy. In the process he ponders on his own happiness or lack thereof. You will do the same when you read it. Far from...

    Inspired by research done in the Netherlands on the World Database of Happiness (page 7), NPR correspondent and self proclaimed grump Eric Weiner decided to travel to the happiest countries in the world to see if he could figure out the secret of happiness. Weiner's tour included T...

    The Geography of Bliss wasn't quite what I expected. I picked it up because one of the blurbs on the back compared it favorably to Bill Bryson's writing, and I was in a mood to laugh. Didn't make me laugh more than a few chuckles, but it did make me think. Eric Weiner travels arou...

    This travel memoir had me laughing. It was interesting hearing how different cultures in the world define and seek happiness. ...

    Definitely entertaining, with Bill-Bryson-like self-deprecating and observational humor, and it contains several good insights. Since I hail from Eastern Europe, I was disappointed by the chapter on Moldova. My home country's doing much better than Moldova now, but it was in a simil...

  • sal
    Dec 12, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

  • Sarah Sammis
    Jul 12, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

    This book makes an attempt to figure out what makes people happy and if perhaps some countries are more conductive to happiness than others. Can happiness be equated with living in a democratic, safe societies? How does money, power, family and friends, religion, trust, homogeneous ver...

    I wanted to read this book not to find the happiest place on Earth but to try and improve my abysmal grasp of world geography. I ended up learning something about both the world and happiness. I even underlined things. The grouchy, world-weary Eric Weiner is clearly searching for his o...

    Banyaknya halaman yang saya lipat menandakan betapa saya menikmati membaca buku ini. Sudah pula berniat membuat review yang serius. Tapi setelah selesai saya malah kebingungan untuk mereviewnya. Buku ini memang lebih enak dibaca daripada dianalisis (alasan!) Yang jelas, ini buku per...

    I really enjoyed "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner. In the book Weiner, an NPR correspondent, travels across the world to understand why people are happy or unhappy. In the process he ponders on his own happiness or lack thereof. You will do the same when you read it. Far from...

    Inspired by research done in the Netherlands on the World Database of Happiness (page 7), NPR correspondent and self proclaimed grump Eric Weiner decided to travel to the happiest countries in the world to see if he could figure out the secret of happiness. Weiner's tour included T...

  • David
    Feb 13, 2009

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

  • Jenny
    May 30, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

  • Andy
    Mar 20, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

  • Kristen
    Feb 13, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

  • Uci
    Jan 22, 2012

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

    This book makes an attempt to figure out what makes people happy and if perhaps some countries are more conductive to happiness than others. Can happiness be equated with living in a democratic, safe societies? How does money, power, family and friends, religion, trust, homogeneous ver...

    I wanted to read this book not to find the happiest place on Earth but to try and improve my abysmal grasp of world geography. I ended up learning something about both the world and happiness. I even underlined things. The grouchy, world-weary Eric Weiner is clearly searching for his o...

    Banyaknya halaman yang saya lipat menandakan betapa saya menikmati membaca buku ini. Sudah pula berniat membuat review yang serius. Tapi setelah selesai saya malah kebingungan untuk mereviewnya. Buku ini memang lebih enak dibaca daripada dianalisis (alasan!) Yang jelas, ini buku per...

  • Chrissie
    Jan 22, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

    This book makes an attempt to figure out what makes people happy and if perhaps some countries are more conductive to happiness than others. Can happiness be equated with living in a democratic, safe societies? How does money, power, family and friends, religion, trust, homogeneous ver...

  • Kalin
    Dec 10, 2013

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

  • Jessica
    Jun 10, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

  • Hilda
    Jan 21, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

    This book makes an attempt to figure out what makes people happy and if perhaps some countries are more conductive to happiness than others. Can happiness be equated with living in a democratic, safe societies? How does money, power, family and friends, religion, trust, homogeneous ver...

    I wanted to read this book not to find the happiest place on Earth but to try and improve my abysmal grasp of world geography. I ended up learning something about both the world and happiness. I even underlined things. The grouchy, world-weary Eric Weiner is clearly searching for his o...

    Banyaknya halaman yang saya lipat menandakan betapa saya menikmati membaca buku ini. Sudah pula berniat membuat review yang serius. Tapi setelah selesai saya malah kebingungan untuk mereviewnya. Buku ini memang lebih enak dibaca daripada dianalisis (alasan!) Yang jelas, ini buku per...

    I really enjoyed "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner. In the book Weiner, an NPR correspondent, travels across the world to understand why people are happy or unhappy. In the process he ponders on his own happiness or lack thereof. You will do the same when you read it. Far from...

  • Turi
    Apr 28, 2008

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

    This book makes an attempt to figure out what makes people happy and if perhaps some countries are more conductive to happiness than others. Can happiness be equated with living in a democratic, safe societies? How does money, power, family and friends, religion, trust, homogeneous ver...

    I wanted to read this book not to find the happiest place on Earth but to try and improve my abysmal grasp of world geography. I ended up learning something about both the world and happiness. I even underlined things. The grouchy, world-weary Eric Weiner is clearly searching for his o...

    Banyaknya halaman yang saya lipat menandakan betapa saya menikmati membaca buku ini. Sudah pula berniat membuat review yang serius. Tapi setelah selesai saya malah kebingungan untuk mereviewnya. Buku ini memang lebih enak dibaca daripada dianalisis (alasan!) Yang jelas, ini buku per...

    I really enjoyed "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner. In the book Weiner, an NPR correspondent, travels across the world to understand why people are happy or unhappy. In the process he ponders on his own happiness or lack thereof. You will do the same when you read it. Far from...

    Inspired by research done in the Netherlands on the World Database of Happiness (page 7), NPR correspondent and self proclaimed grump Eric Weiner decided to travel to the happiest countries in the world to see if he could figure out the secret of happiness. Weiner's tour included T...

    The Geography of Bliss wasn't quite what I expected. I picked it up because one of the blurbs on the back compared it favorably to Bill Bryson's writing, and I was in a mood to laugh. Didn't make me laugh more than a few chuckles, but it did make me think. Eric Weiner travels arou...

  • Karen
    Feb 09, 2009

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

  • Bettie☯
    Mar 14, 2009

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

  • Helynne
    Feb 11, 2009

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

  • Rachel
    Sep 15, 2009

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

  • Jason Koivu
    Dec 09, 2011

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

  • Julie Reynolds
    Mar 23, 2015

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

    This book makes an attempt to figure out what makes people happy and if perhaps some countries are more conductive to happiness than others. Can happiness be equated with living in a democratic, safe societies? How does money, power, family and friends, religion, trust, homogeneous ver...

    I wanted to read this book not to find the happiest place on Earth but to try and improve my abysmal grasp of world geography. I ended up learning something about both the world and happiness. I even underlined things. The grouchy, world-weary Eric Weiner is clearly searching for his o...

  • Trish
    Nov 06, 2009

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

  • Harun Harahap
    Jan 17, 2013

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

  • K.D. Absolutely
    Oct 27, 2010

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

  • Shawnie
    Dec 10, 2016

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

    This book makes an attempt to figure out what makes people happy and if perhaps some countries are more conductive to happiness than others. Can happiness be equated with living in a democratic, safe societies? How does money, power, family and friends, religion, trust, homogeneous ver...

    I wanted to read this book not to find the happiest place on Earth but to try and improve my abysmal grasp of world geography. I ended up learning something about both the world and happiness. I even underlined things. The grouchy, world-weary Eric Weiner is clearly searching for his o...

    Banyaknya halaman yang saya lipat menandakan betapa saya menikmati membaca buku ini. Sudah pula berniat membuat review yang serius. Tapi setelah selesai saya malah kebingungan untuk mereviewnya. Buku ini memang lebih enak dibaca daripada dianalisis (alasan!) Yang jelas, ini buku per...

    I really enjoyed "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner. In the book Weiner, an NPR correspondent, travels across the world to understand why people are happy or unhappy. In the process he ponders on his own happiness or lack thereof. You will do the same when you read it. Far from...

    Inspired by research done in the Netherlands on the World Database of Happiness (page 7), NPR correspondent and self proclaimed grump Eric Weiner decided to travel to the happiest countries in the world to see if he could figure out the secret of happiness. Weiner's tour included T...

    The Geography of Bliss wasn't quite what I expected. I picked it up because one of the blurbs on the back compared it favorably to Bill Bryson's writing, and I was in a mood to laugh. Didn't make me laugh more than a few chuckles, but it did make me think. Eric Weiner travels arou...

    This travel memoir had me laughing. It was interesting hearing how different cultures in the world define and seek happiness. ...

  • Петър Стойков
    May 12, 2017

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

  • Cheryl
    Jan 29, 2017

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

  • Susan Johnson
    Apr 11, 2018

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 08, 2013

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

  • Zornitsa
    Mar 25, 2013

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

  • Christina
    Jan 16, 2013

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

  • Deasy
    Jun 10, 2016

    This was a very interesting book. It's about happiness, a subject that I never realized I thought about so much. Most of my thinking is subconscious, but throughout this book I kept questioning myself and trying to decide if I agreed with most of the major ideas. I did. Here's a few of...

    A sourpuss Weiner travels the world and wonders why the frick everyone's so dang happy. And I thought I was a grump! This was actually a very fun way to "travel the world," by piggybacking Weiner on his quest to discover what might be the reason(s) one nation of people is generally ...

    I will admit that I was initially put off by the title of NPR correspondent Eric Weiner?s engaging, highly readable travelogue, The Geography of Bliss. That conjunction of the global and the delightful conjured visions of a frequently flying chick lit heroine named, without irony ?...

    Okay, not really fair to post a review, since I'm just more than halfway through (it has to go back to the library now). But: I've read enough to know that I find the book too superficial for my taste. The author covers several countries (so far: Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar...

    The subtitle of this book is One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World, and I am going to cut to the chase and discuss his conclusions. You're going to want to read the book anyway, to figure out how it can be true that a very unlikely country comes in first in the happin...

    ?????? ????? ???????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ??: ?????? ???? ????????, ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??????, ? ?? ?? ??????, ?? ????? ?? ??????. ??????????? ? ?????. ??...

    This is a late entry in the glut of ?science of happiness? books that peaked a couple of years ago. The best among those books was Daniel Gilbert?s ?Stumbling on Happiness? and, while this book is not without a certain charm of its own, it poses no serious threat to Gilbert?...

    I wanted to throw this book in a lake (unfortunately, it's a library book). At times it was funny, sure, and it was kind of interesting. But I couldn't get over its shortcomings and so I didn't finish it (maybe you think that makes me unqualified to form an opinion of it, but I don't)....

    I laughed my way--out loud--through most of this book. It was clever, very funny, and totally enjoyable. It's written by an NPR correspondent who travels the globe searching for the place, or source, of happiness. What makes us happy, and what doesn't make us happy? It was insightful a...

    I was surprised at some of the happiest places on Earth and not surprised at others. I remember when I first read Alexander McCall Smith's Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and was surprised at how happy they were in Botswana. It just goes to show that there are many factors that make ...

    I want to be Eric Weiner and travel the world and talk to people and learn about happiness and learn about culture (and lack there of) and learn about ... everything. I don't want this book to end, I love it so much. And that's saying something, considering it's nonfiction. ------...

    Pertama, gue cuma bilang Eric Weiner memang seorang penggerutu. Bahkan bisa dibilang penggerutu yang handal dan profesional. Andaikan gue termasuk orang yang tidak sabar dengan gerutuan. Buku ini sudah tercampakkan entah di mana. Syukurnya gue seorang penggerutu amatir yang terkadang b...

    I could not finish this book. Weiner takes a tone that grated on my nerves. Yes, the topic of happiness is fairly high stakes, and instead of treating it with gentleness and respect, he takes a flippant tone. He seems less interested in educating us about the various cultures he studie...

    What's the chances of this - three raspberries in a row! How can the only stop in Holland be Rotterdam to give an anaylsis that the Netherlands is not where you would find bliss! Meh. ...

    ???? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ??? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ? ???? ?? ??????? ???-???? ?????? ?????, ?? ????? ???? ??????????? ?...

    ???????? ? ??????? ??? ? ?? ? ????? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ???????, ??? ? ???? ?? ??????? ? ???? ??????. ?????????? ??????? ???? ???????? ???? ?...

    Thanks GR for reminding me about this. I don't remember much, but I do remember it was interesting. ETA 2012 - ironically, I do remember even now some general principles that Bliss discusses that I wish more people understood and implied. Some of the ideas keep coming up in many of ...

    A book everyone should read. It's not sappy, lame or filled with useless information. It's not the kind of book where for ten minutes I feel awesome and then forget about it. It's a re-evaluation of happiness. Happiness is transient and complicated. It's fleeting, yet in our field of v...

    What makes people happy? This basically is what this book tries to answer. It does not offer solution to unhappiness. As the author Eric Weiner puts it, he only hopes his reader to have something to "chew on". Boy, Weiner offers a lot of stuff that his readers could chew and afte...

    I absolutely loved this book. Not only is Weiner brutally honest (and laugh-out-loud funny because of it), he is a great storyteller but never, ever tells you what to think. There were times that I questioned my own beliefs and wanted to have a bigger conversation. This is a good read ...

    I loved American journalist Eric Weiner's dry humor as he describes his recent romp around the world researching different societies and their philosophies on happiness. During his travels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Quatar (Persian Gulf), Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Indi...

    This book makes an attempt to figure out what makes people happy and if perhaps some countries are more conductive to happiness than others. Can happiness be equated with living in a democratic, safe societies? How does money, power, family and friends, religion, trust, homogeneous ver...

    I wanted to read this book not to find the happiest place on Earth but to try and improve my abysmal grasp of world geography. I ended up learning something about both the world and happiness. I even underlined things. The grouchy, world-weary Eric Weiner is clearly searching for his o...

    Banyaknya halaman yang saya lipat menandakan betapa saya menikmati membaca buku ini. Sudah pula berniat membuat review yang serius. Tapi setelah selesai saya malah kebingungan untuk mereviewnya. Buku ini memang lebih enak dibaca daripada dianalisis (alasan!) Yang jelas, ini buku per...

    I really enjoyed "The Geography of Bliss" by Eric Weiner. In the book Weiner, an NPR correspondent, travels across the world to understand why people are happy or unhappy. In the process he ponders on his own happiness or lack thereof. You will do the same when you read it. Far from...

    Inspired by research done in the Netherlands on the World Database of Happiness (page 7), NPR correspondent and self proclaimed grump Eric Weiner decided to travel to the happiest countries in the world to see if he could figure out the secret of happiness. Weiner's tour included T...

    The Geography of Bliss wasn't quite what I expected. I picked it up because one of the blurbs on the back compared it favorably to Bill Bryson's writing, and I was in a mood to laugh. Didn't make me laugh more than a few chuckles, but it did make me think. Eric Weiner travels arou...

    This travel memoir had me laughing. It was interesting hearing how different cultures in the world define and seek happiness. ...

    Definitely entertaining, with Bill-Bryson-like self-deprecating and observational humor, and it contains several good insights. Since I hail from Eastern Europe, I was disappointed by the chapter on Moldova. My home country's doing much better than Moldova now, but it was in a simil...

    Sesungguhnya aku ingin sekali memberikan bintang 4 untuk buku ini jika melihat rekomendasi dari teman-teman yang sudah membaca. Baiklah, buku ini memang bagus. Banyak hal yang dapat kupelajari dan kugarisbawahi. Namun sepertinya ada hal yang membuatku merasa tidak sreg dengan buku ...