Travel Book of the Week: “The Geography of Bliss” by Eric Weiner

Geography of BlissI haven’t read “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World” yet but it’s been highly recommended by multiple friends—including my mother-in-law. The author, Eric Weiner, is an award-winning foreign correspondent for NPR and is a former reporter for The New York Times. He has written stories from more than three dozen countries from Afghanistan to Tokyo. From Amazon:

“Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss 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 beguiling 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 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?” With engaging wit and surprising insights those questions and many others.

Grab it: Grab “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World” by Eric Weiner from $11.26 on Amazon here.

Johnny Jet

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Johnny Jet
I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

2 Comments on "Travel Book of the Week: “The Geography of Bliss” by Eric Weiner"

  1. Wow what an interesting concept, reminds me of Malcom Gladwells work. I’ll have to give this a read!

  2. Good post… I will love to read this book.. Thanks for this and hope reading this book will give best experience…

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