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The Rough Guide to Happiness 1

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Don’t worry, be happy….find out how!

What is happiness? And how can we achieve it? The Rough Guide to Happiness is the ultimate ‘how to be happy’ handbook. Discover how to effectively improve your work/life balance, increase self-esteem, and nourish your mind and body while nurturing relationships with the ones you love. The Rough Guide to Happiness will help you navigate y
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 30th 2009 by Rough Guides (first published March 24th 2009)
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Michael
Nov 23, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing
Uncommonly refreshing! A healthy skepticism guides this book's survey of happiness across varied fields of thought. Skepticism, however, is not its defining attribute; hope and energy pervade these pages. Very highly recommended!
Heather
Nov 05, 2009 Heather rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Josh
Recommended to Heather by: LibraryThing
Rough Guides are great because they cover so much information. They are quite comprehensive in each subject. This book was no exception. It is a great place to begin exploring the topic. I learned from this book that there are an almost infinite amount of factors that contribute to happiness, and that happiness is complicated due to human nature.

"Happiness" is much harder to define than you might think. Dr. Baylis begins by defining "happiness" for the purposes of this book: "Happiness is [...:]
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Jennifer
Sep 01, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Let's be frank... I reserved this eBook to have something on my iPhone against the ghastly risk of Finding Myself Without a Book and I then a) didn't Find Myself Without a Book and b) the format of this particular volume didn't seem to work readably on my phone. Thus I found myself with a potential challenge - read the thing in the 2 hours before it expired, or let it go (as I had always told myself was an acceptable option)

I went for the 'read it inside 2 hours' option and don't feel this did
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Derek Baldwin
Nov 18, 2013 Derek Baldwin rated it it was ok
I skimmed through this and found it very simplistic and anodyne. It's possible that if you know diddly squat about psychology you might find some of this material interesting, and enlightening, but apart from a fairly well-informed section on CBT/positive psychology (rightly criticising the many corners of the psyche which these therapies choose to ignore) I found it of no help at all. Thankfully a library book as I would have been very cheesed off to pay good money for this. The section on ...more
Freda Mans-Labianca
May 31, 2010 Freda Mans-Labianca rated it did not like it
When I saw this book, I have to be honest, I didn't read the description. I just saw the title and thought I would love to know more about it. As I was reading it, I was happy to read it, but bored to death too.
The book is small, but don't let that fool you. It has mounds of useful information on the subject of happiness, it's just given to the reader in textbook format. I felt like it was the early '90's and I was back in highschool. Not fun!
I'm happy to be unhappy with this particular book, th
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Mark
Dec 16, 2014 Mark marked it as gave-up
Read: 18 May-. Finished most of this. Free from LibraryThing via their monthly publisher review copy program.
Heather
Jul 18, 2014 Heather rated it it was ok
Thus far twaddle but I'll give it more of a chance... After finishing I can't really take anyone who says reading doesn't make you happy seriously.
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