The geography of bliss: one grump's search for the happiest places in the world

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Part travel memoir, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader across the globe to investigate not what happiness is, but WHERE it is.

Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic country in the world? Do citizens of Qatar, awash in petrodollars, find joy in all that cash? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so damn happy?

In a unique mix of travel, psychology, science and humor, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.

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title_display The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world
title_full 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 / Eric Weiner, The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world [electronic resource] / Eric Weiner, The geography of bliss [compact disc] : [one grump's search for the happiest places in the world] / Eric Weiner
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9781600244346
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