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The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
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Aug 04, 10

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Read in August, 2010

I enjoyed this book, despite not caring much about the central premise. I was interested more in learning about the countries he visited, including about their happiness or not as a nation, but the overall quest for happiness seemed a little silly. Seems to me that being happy is one of those things, like typing, that if you think about it while doing/ being it, you stop doing it. Am I typing accurately? oh, well, not anymore...so anyway, the central premise was a little bit of a strech for me, but I learned a lot about some more obscure countries through reading this book, and that I thoroughly enjoyed. I have more desire than ever to visit Switzerland now, and none whatsoever to visit Moldova and Qatar. Thailand maybe. India probably. Bhutan probably not. but it was so interesting! I also enjoyed Eric Weiner's voice as an author. Yes, a bit overly introspective, but with a dry touch of humor along the vein of Tony Horwitz, although not as funny. I'd definitely recommend this book.
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