Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert


A fascinating tour around the inside of your very own skull.

Wow things make a lot more sense now I have read this. It is yet to be seen if knowing this stuff will mean I change anything, according to the book itself probably not, but I think knowing how your own mind works does help you cope with it better when it is mis-behaving.

Lots of anecdotes to illustrate his points which actually turn out to be scientific studies, so you get the entertainment and the facts in one go.

Written like he is whispering into your ear. No he isn't point scoring he is just as human/bad/good at this stuff as the rest of us.

A good suggestion for any misanthropists out there.

A clear solution to feeling happy whihc of course no one will ever take any heed of.

Entertaining, enlightening and full of "Hey listen to this . . . " moments.

He is now on my reading list.

4.5 out of 5.

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