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The Happiness Myth by Jennifer Michael Hecht
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Feb 01, 2008

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bookshelves: non-fiction, philosophy
Read in February, 2008

An interesting look at how we define happiness, how that has changed over history, and how we are often caught in "trances of value" that may prevent us from being happy. The first half of the book was better than the second half - after a while the author's style began to grate on me. Too many examples and not enough "so what." Also, I am not sure I agree with her conclusions and recommendations in the last couple of chapters.

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