Reviews | October 09, 2011
The Happiness Craze: Books in Search of Bliss
Featuring reviews of:
- Happiness: A History, by Darrin M. McMahon. Grove Press, 2006.
- Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert. Vintage Books, 2007.
- The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, by Jonathan Haidt. Basic Books, 2006.
- Against Happiness: in Praise of Melancholy, by Eric G. Wilson. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
- Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America, by Barbara Ehrenreich. Metropolitan Books, 2009.
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