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Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert
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This is an enjoyable book, at times laugh-aloud funny, but always serious. The topics he covers have been covered before, but I can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading about them so much.

Gilbert states that we often don't really know what makes us happy; that we often do things believing they will make us happy, but we misjudge because we base our future on the memories of our past. Often, those memories are unreliable. These thoughts aren't new, but the way Gilbert presents them is and it is worth the laughs you'll get to read them.

It did slow down a little toward the end, the density of the information building, but Gilbert does a good job of keeping it accessible and fun.
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Reading Progress

June 9, 2014 – Started Reading
June 9, 2014 – Shelved
June 11, 2014 –
page 35
12.64%
June 20, 2014 –
page 75
27.08%
June 27, 2014 –
page 117
42.24%
July 4, 2014 –
page 189
68.23%
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: brain
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: cognitive-science
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: emotions
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: happiness
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: how-brain-works
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: how-memory-works
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: how-the-brain-works
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: memory
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: mind-and-behavior
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: mind
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: pleasure
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: self-help
July 18, 2014 – Shelved as: thinking
July 18, 2014 – Finished Reading

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