The Resource 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, Eric Weiner

Label
The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world
Title
The geography of bliss
Title remainder
one grump's search for the happiest places in the world
Statement of responsibility
Eric Weiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, this book takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness." The book uses a mixture of travel, psychology, science, and humor 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 Singapore benefit psychologically by having their options limited by the government? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina, so darn happy? NPR correspondent Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weiner, Eric
Dewey number
910.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
G465
LC item number
.W435 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
910.4 W423g
Series statement
Book Club kit
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weiner, Eric
  • Voyages and travels
  • Happiness
Label
The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world, Eric Weiner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0742/2007033433-b.html
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Netherlands : happiness is a number -- Switzerland : happiness is boredom -- Bhutan : happiness is a policy -- Qatar : happiness is a winning lottery ticket -- Iceland : happiness is failure -- Moldova : happiness is somewhere else -- Thailand : happiness is not thinking -- Great Britain : happiness is a work in progress -- India : happiness is a contradiction -- America : happiness is home -- Epilogue. Are we there yet?
Control code
ocn164803474
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9780446580267
Lccn
2007033433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780446580267
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)164803474
Label
The geography of bliss : one grump's search for the happiest places in the world, Eric Weiner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0742/2007033433-b.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Netherlands : happiness is a number -- Switzerland : happiness is boredom -- Bhutan : happiness is a policy -- Qatar : happiness is a winning lottery ticket -- Iceland : happiness is failure -- Moldova : happiness is somewhere else -- Thailand : happiness is not thinking -- Great Britain : happiness is a work in progress -- India : happiness is a contradiction -- America : happiness is home -- Epilogue. Are we there yet?
Control code
ocn164803474
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9780446580267
Lccn
2007033433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780446580267
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)164803474

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