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
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:335 pages pages

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

  • 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...

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    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 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. ------...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...