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1 Eric Weiner The Geography of Bliss One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
Twelve 2008 0739499157 / 9780739499153 Paperback As New with no dust jacket; 
Trade PB; 0.75 x 8.25 x 5.60; 329 pages; NPR correspondent, Eric Weiner, has traveled the world as a foreign correspondent. In this book, he chronicles his travels to distant places in search for the elusive happiness and bliss. Written with with and humor, the book provides great insights such as hapiness being not a personal but rather a relational state. He finds certain insights in Switzerland whose citizens seem to have the corner on happiness because, 1. Things work (such as trains run on time) 2. The Swiss have a healthy attitude towards money ( They tend hide their wealth so as not to provoke envy. ) 3.) They vote often and thus have exercise an active role on their governance. In Bhutan, a wise man encouraged him to take a few minutes each day to contemplate his death. This travelogue is full of insights and humor. 
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