The Secrets of Happiness

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Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1743548508

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of Summer at Shell Cottage and The Beach Café, a tale of what it means to be protected and saved by those you love. The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner Rachel and Becca aren't real sisters, or so they say. They are step-sisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat and has given up on love. The two of them have lost touch but when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca is called in to help. Once there, she quickly realises that her step-sister's life is not so perfect after all: Rachel's handsome husband has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all, nobody seems to have a clue where she might be. As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about her own life. But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places... PRAISE FOR LUCY DIAMOND "Delicious summer reading" Sunday Express on Summer at Shell Cottage "Warm, witty and wise" Daily Mail on The Year of Taking Chances "Romantic, dreamy and fun, this is perfect poolside reading" Closer on The Beach Cafe

The Secrets of Happiness

Three Thousand Years of Searching for the Good Life

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Author: Richard Schoch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743298445

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Unhappy is the story of happiness. More than two thousand years ago, when the ancient Greeks first pondered what constitutes "the good life," happiness was considered a civic virtue that demanded a lifetime's cultivation. Not just mere enjoyment of pleasure and mere avoidance of suffering, true happiness was an achievement, not a birthright. Now, in an age of instant gratification and infinite distraction, history professor Richard Schoch takes a refreshingly contemplative look at a question that's as vital today as ever: What does it mean to be happy? Schoch consults some of history's greatest thinkers -- from Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas to Buddha -- in his quest to understand happiness in all its hard-won forms. Packed with three thousand years' worth of insights, many long forgotten, The Secrets of Happiness is a breath of ancient wisdom for anyone who yearns for the good life.

Secrets to Happiness

A Novel

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Author: Sarah Dunn

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316040310

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Holly Frick has just endured the worst kind of breakup: the kind where you're still in love with the person leaving you. While her wounds are still dangerously close to the surface, her happily married best friend confesses over a bottle of wine that she is this close to having an affair. And another woman comes to Holly for advice about her love life--with Holly's ex! Holly decides that if everyone around her can take pleasure wherever they find it, so will she. As any self-respecting 30ish New York woman would do, she brings two males into her life: a flawed but endearing dog, and a good natured, much younger lover. She's soon entangled in a web of emails, chance meetings, and misguided good intentions and must forge an entirely new path to Nirvana. From the author of The Big Love, Secrets to Happiness is a big-hearted, knife-sharp, and hilariously entertaining story about the perils of love and friendship, sex and betrayal--and a thoroughly modern take on our struggle to be happy.

The Secrets of Happiness

How to love life, laugh more, and live longer

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Author: Lois Blyth

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1782492976

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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Swap worry and anxiety for joy and contentment and choose to live in a happier way. Happiness is like a riddle. The more we want it and the more we seek it, the more elusive it becomes. And yet, when we are least conscious of looking for it, it can envelop us in a warm sense of contentment and belonging, making a single moment precious and valuable beyond measure. A feeling of happiness has the power to light up our whole being. Scientists will tell us that it has the power to heal and to extend life. It is the ingredient we all seek to make our lives complete. Like the air we breathe, we are not conscious that we need it, until it disappears. Happiness makes us feel glad to be alive. The Secrets of Happiness offers you a more joyous approach to living and thinking; a shift in approach that may reframe your view of the world; simple things you can do to re-consider your life - consciously - so that you can decide whether now is the time when you can be happier. It includes strategies to warm the heart and open the mind to the extraordinary power of happiness. It shares the experiences of others and provides the closest we might have to a happiness 'formula'. The good news is, happiness is within everyone's grasp. It has the power to transform, heal and restore life back to one worth living.

Discovering the Secrets of Happiness

My Intimate Story

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Author: Ken Keyes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780915972159

Category: Psychology

Page: 231

View: 1913

The author recounts how he has overcome the problems in his own life to find true happiness and offers guidelines for leading a happy life

The Spiritual Secrets of Happiness Health and Success

A Powerful and Practical Guide for Manifesting the Life You Truly Desire

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Author: Andrew C. Walton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781442125278

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 196

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** THE SPIRITUAL SECRETS OF HAPPINESS HEALTH & SUCCESS **... When YOU discover these astonishing Secrets you will immediately start gaining the essential Spiritual Power to effectively and quickly manifest into being the wonderful life you have always dreamed of . You will join the growing few with the ability to access the infinite power of True Self in order to efffortlessly and effectively manifest whatever you choose to imagine and wish for ! You can start living a wonderful life of happiness , abundance and limitless success . . . A worry free life full of enduring happiness , harmony , inner peace , true freedom , love , wealth and health. . All you need is the practical knowledge provided for you now in this inspirational and Universal Self Help Guide .** THE SPIRITUAL SECRETS OF HAPPINESS HEALTH & SUCCESS ** is a book of powerful , hidden Spiritual secrets ! Spiritual knowledge for manifesting a rich, effortless and fulfilling life for yourself right here and now ! Read exactly how to ask your True Self for the wonderful life you desire and let it then start manifesting it into being for you . You will discover within the pages of this book the secrets of life . . . The Universal Secrets for attracting lasting inner happiness , love , inner peace , healing and unlimited worldly abundance that is your true right . These are the proven spiritual secrets for enabling you to manifest into being the wonderful and amazing life you have always dreamed of ! Read how you can experience lasting inner happiness , health, true freedom and limitless success through these timeless , yet nearly lost ancient secrets and how your life and world will then be transformed . ** THE SPIRITUAL SECRETS OF HAPPINESS HEALTH & SUCCESS ** is a unique Universal Self Help guide , written from the real life experience of the author , for accessing the infinite power of True Self for effortlessly creating the wonderful life You truly desire !

The Secrets Of Happiness

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Author: Ben Renshaw

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446447146

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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The Secrets of Happiness is essential reading for anyone looking for true fulfilment and peace of mind, which are often hard to find in life today. A fresh approach in pocket book form, full of witty and practical tips, this delightful book brings succinct advice from a master - written in a positive, uplifting and inspiring style.

You Had Me at Woof

How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness

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Author: Julie Klam

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101444738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Look out for Julie's new book, The Stars in Our Eyes, publishing in July 2017. The hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of a woman learning the secrets of love, health, and happiness from some very surprising teachers: her dogs. Julie Klam was thirty, single, and working as a part-time clerk in an insurance company, wondering if she would ever meet the man she could spend the rest of her life with. And then it happened. She met the irresistible Otto, her first in a long line of Boston terriers, and fell instantly in love. You Had Me at Woof is the often hilarious and always sincere story of how one woman discovered life's most important lessons from her relationships with her canine companions. From Otto, Julie realized what it might feel like to find "the one." She learned to share her home, her heart, and her limited resources with another, and she found an authentic friend in the process. But that was just the beginning. Over the years her brood has grown to one husband, one daughter, and several Boston terriers. And although she had much to learn about how to care for them-walks at 2 a.m., vet visits, behavior problems-she was surprised and delighted to find that her dogs had more wisdom to convey to her than she had ever dreamed. And caring for them has made her a better person-and completely and utterly opened her heart. Riotously funny and unexpectedly poignant, You Had Me at Woof recounts the hidden surprises, pleasures, and revelations of letting any mutt, beagle, terrier, or bulldog go charging through your world. Watch a Video

Happier

Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

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Author: Tal Ben-Shahar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071510967

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Can You Learn to Be Happy? YES . . . according to the teacher of Harvard University’s most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar’s insightful and inspiring lectures on that ever-elusive state: HAPPINESS. HOW? Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement, Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier ’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected . . . and, yes, HAPPIER. “Dr. Ben-Shahar, one of the most popular teachers in Harvard’s recent history, has written a personal, informed, and highly enjoyable primer on how to become happier. It would be wise to take his advice.” --Ellen J. Langer, author of Mindfulness and On Becoming an Artist “This fine book shimmers with a rare brand of good sense that is imbedded in scientific knowledge about how to increase happiness. It is easy to see how this is the backbone of the most popular course at Harvard today." --Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness

Hygge: the Danish Secrets of Happiness

How to Be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life

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Author: Maya Thoresen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974432141

Category:

Page: 48

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Turn your life into something you actually enjoy by using hygge! Some of the simplest moments are the most precious. Stop chasing after material objects. In Hygge: The Danish Secrets of Happiness. How to be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life, you will learn the secrets to making your life more enjoyable and minimizing your stress. You will learn how to add coziness to your days instead of stress. Above all, you will learn to stop staring at your phone and instead make more magical moments with your loved ones. It is easy to make money and buy new things. But what about experiences? Experiences are far more lasting and meaningful than cars, clothes, gadgets, and accessories. In this book, you will learn how to simplify your life and become happier by favoring the little moments over material things. You will learn to prefer spending time with your family and doing fun activities for free over stressing about making credit card payments. Learn from the Best. Maya Thoresen is a Danish writer and lifestyle coach who is an expert on hygge. She created this book to reach people who are caught up in the hustle of commercialized life and who have forgotten to enjoy the simpler moments. She divulges her secrets to a richer, more enjoyable life in this book. Hygge makes you appreciate the little moments. Suddenly, your life becomes filled with joy that was never there before. So make your life a little more Danish by reading this book today! Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button.

The 8 Secrets of Happiness

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Author: Martin Robinson

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745959016

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 1987

We are surrounded by innumerable products promising to make us more attractive, more healthy, more popular and more successful. But somehow, it's not quite enough - there's more to happiness than having a great job, designer clothes, a busy social life or a fat bank balance. This book guides you through the 8 secrets which psychologists have discovered to be the foundations of happiness, revealing a hidden dimension they all share. In an age of unprecedented wealth, coupled with unprecedented unhappiness and even depression, this book is a timely wake-up call. 1) Count your blessings; 2) Practise acts of kindness; 3) Savour life's joys; 4) Thank a mentor; 5) Learn to forgive; 6) Invest time and energy in friends and family; 7) Take care of your body; 8) Develop strategies for coping with stress and hardships.

The Path to Happiness

The Secrets to Achieving Happiness, Finding Fulfillment and Strengthening the Bonds that Matter Most

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Author: Eliza Palmer

Publisher: Mind & Body Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 70

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What if you knew you didn’t need an expensive car or have to visit a monastery to be happy? What if you can actually access lasting unconditional happiness by being in the present moment? Most people look for happiness in the wrong places. They think happiness is dependent on material wealth or it’s something that’s about to come in the future. The mind is clouded with so many anxious thoughts and negative emotions. It’s almost impossible to appreciate the beauty of the present moment and the little things that make life wonderful. By harnessing the power of the Now, you can actually find true happiness that can transcend all the external things of the world. In Eliza Palmer’s new book, The Path to Happiness, she talks about looking for happiness in the present moment. The book is here to teach you that your happiness is not dependent on the external world. You don’t need to worry about the past or feel anxious about the future. All you need is the present moment. But what is a journey without obstacles? There will be hurdles that will come as negative thoughts, opinions of others, and suffering. Palmer’s book will help you eliminate these through meditation rituals and thought pattern modification. As a result, you will become more focused in the present and it will become easier for you to appreciate the world around. Palmer also covers the following topics in her book: · Learn the different stages of enlightenment and discover how to overcome the obstacles. · Know the different levels of consciousness and find out how to awaken the consciousness and achieve mindfulness. · Get the signs of raised consciousness. · Study the benefits of mindfulness meditation. · Practice relaxation techniques and rituals. · Find your inner purpose and learn how to let go of suffering and pain. The book covers numerous topics, which will all contribute to helping you in your path to finding happiness. After reading this book, you won’t need anything else except the Now.

The 7 Secrets of Happiness

A Reluctant Optimist's Journey

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Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781480472297

Category: Self-Help

Page: 107

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Lovable British comedian Gyles Brandreth's look at the pursuit of happiness and why it matters--refreshingly free of wishy-washy, feel-good mumbo-jumbo and full of straightforward, down-to-earth guidance On June 17, 2013, Gyles Brandreth delivered the Baggs Memorial Lecture at the University of Birmingham--an annual conference on the theme of happiness and how it can be achieved. His speech was met with thunderous applause and a widespread demand to know more about the secrets of being happy, so he set about writing this poignant book of truths, sprinkled with British wit and humor throughout. With extensive research backing him, Brandreth travels the world over and meets numerous luminary figures, asking the questions: What is happiness? Who gets to be happy? For the queen of Denmark, it is finding happiness in routine; for Sheikh Raschid al Maktoum, it is the certainty of being confident in yourself when others doubt you; for Rod Stewart, it is taking pleasure in the simple things. Through fascinating anecdotes by the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Clare, Brandreth explains why you need to know the seven secrets of happiness and why you need them now.

Happy

Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World

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Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1742208649

Category: Self-Help

Page: 125

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It's time to get happy! All around the world, people find ways to make sense of their lives and environments, little secrets to making life easier and more enjoyable. Like letting go of the little things at the Lantern Festival in Thailand. Or learning to accept transience by making sand mandalas in Tibet. Break out of your own bubble with the Italian tradition of passeggiata, or celebrate the fruit of your labour like the Barbadians at the exhilarating Crop Over festival. Happy brings these cultural secrets together and shows you how to apply them at home to bring a little bit of lightness to your day. And your life!

The 10 Secrets to Happiness

Unlock the Secrets to a Life You Love - Today!

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Author: MS Alexandra Wipf

Publisher: Alexandra Wipf Limited

ISBN: 9780995675315

Category:

Page: N.A

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It is a simple truth: everyone wants to be happy. But how do you find happiness, and hold on to it? This book presents the powerful and well tested insights of over a decade of hands-on research on the Secrets to Happiness. With interesting examples and practical questions of self-exploration, it will allow you to quickly understand your personal barriers to happiness and put the secrets into practice straight away. But it doesn't stop there. Many people have heard of the 'Law of Attraction' and how it can help realise your dreams. Yet knowing this does not guarantee success. What is it that stops so many people from making their dreams a reality? This book powerfully combines the Secrets to Happiness with the Law of Attraction, and will equip you with the knowledge and tools to truly start living your dreams and a life you love - today!

The Secret To Happiness & Success: Master The Power Of Positive Thinking

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Author: Stacey Chillemi

Publisher: Author Stacey Chillemi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 84

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Do you have goals you want to achieve in life? Do you want to learn how to turn your dreams into a reality? Do you have obstacles in life you want to overcome? Do you want to learn how to stop being so negative? “The Secret to Happiness & Success: Master the Power of Positive Thinking,” brings together comprehensive information about POSITIVE THINKING and unlike other books on positive thinking. Inside this book, you'll discover... •Valuable information about positive thinking •How positive thinking works? •How to incorporate positive thinking into your life •How to create positive change •How to overcome negativity and negative people •Strategies and daily techniques you can do at home that will teach you how to live a happy and successful life •How to achieve anything you put your mind too •How to pursue big goals & dreams •How to motivate you to take charge of your life •How to boost your self-confidence •How to increase your self–esteem •Techniques to help you relax & develop a clear train of thought •Poetry that is designed to help you develop higher levels of positive thinking •How to stay positive •And much more… This guide will teach you how you can master the power of positive thinking, so you can be happy and successful in life. It contains a simple and powerful message for living a happier and triumphant life. This book will supply you with all the necessary information to understanding the importance of positive thinking and the step-by-step techniques on how to do it, so you can live the life you always dreamed of living.

The Blue Zones of Happiness

Lessons from the World's Happiest People

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Author: Dan Buettner

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218486

Category: Blue zones

Page: 288

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In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest it can be. In these illuminating pages, you'll- Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars-inspiring individuals born in places around the world that nurture happiness as well as Americans boosting well-being in their own communities. Discover how the three strands of happiness-joy, purpose, and satisfaction-weave together in different ways to make Denmark, Costa Rica, and Singapore some of the world's happiest places. Use the Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where change could bring more happiness-and then find practical steps to make those changes. Learn the Top 10 ways to create happiness, as revealed by a panel of the world's leading experts convened specifically for this project. Boost your own happiness by applying the lessons of Blue Zones Project communities-America's largest preventive health care project, which has already improved the health and happiness of millions of people across the United States.

The Little Book of Hygge

The Danish Way to Live Well

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Author: Meik Wiking

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241283930

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.

The Happiness Equation

Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

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Author: Neil Pasricha

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698155696

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What’s the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times–bestselling author, and a husband and dad. After selling more than a million copies of his Book of Awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application. In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven’t unlocked the 9 Secrets to Happiness. Each secret takes a common ideal, flips it on its head, and casts it in a completely new light. Pasricha then goes a step further by providing step-by-step guidelines and hand-drawn scribbles that illustrate exactly how to apply each secret to live a happier life today. Controversial? Maybe. Counterintuitive? Definitely. The Happiness Equation will teach you such principles as: · Why success doesn’t lead to happiness · How to make more money than a Harvard MBA · Why multitasking is a myth · How eliminating options leads to more choice The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about everything—your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness. From the Hardcover edition.

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

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Author: Paula Poundstone

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616207191

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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“A remarkable journey. I laughed. I cried. I got another cat.” —Lily Tomlin “Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known.” —Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! and author of The Book of Vice “Is there a secret to happiness?” asks comedian Paula Poundstone. "I don’t know how or why anyone would keep it a secret. It seems rather cruel, really . . . Where could it be? Is it deceptively simple? Does it melt at a certain temperature? Can you buy it? Must you suffer for it before or after?” In her wildly and wisely observed book, the comedy legend takes on that most inalienable of rights—the pursuit of happiness. Offering herself up as a human guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments, Poundstone tries out a different get-happy hypothesis in each chapter of her data-driven search. She gets in shape with taekwondo. She drives fast behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. She communes with nature while camping with her daughter, and commits to getting her house organized (twice!). Swing dancing? Meditation? Volunteering? Does any of it bring her happiness? You may be laughing too hard to care. The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness is both a story of jumping into new experiences with both feet and a surprisingly poignant tale of a single working mother of three children (not to mention dozens of cats, a dog, a bearded dragon lizard, a lop-eared bunny, and one ant left from her ant farm) who is just trying to keep smiling while living a busy life. The queen of the skepticism-fueled rant, Paula Poundstone stands alone in her talent for bursting bubbles and slaying sacred cows. Like George Carlin, Steve Martin, and David Sedaris, she is a master of her craft, and her comedic brilliance is served up in abundance in this book. As author and humorist Roy Blount Jr. notes, “Paula Poundstone deserves to be happy. Nobody deserves to be this funny.”