The Myths of Happiness

What Should Make You Happy but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does

Lyubomirsky, Sonja

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Myths of Happiness
Lyubomirsky isolates the major turning points of adult life, looking to both achievements and failures to reveal that our misconceptions about the impact of such events is perhaps the greatest threat to our long-term well-being.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2013.
ISBN: 1594204373
Characteristics: 298 p. ;,24 cm.


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Sep 15, 2013

I agree with the earlier comments. I've chosen to read it as I would a magazine. She would have benefited from a coauthor. If she had one, she wasn't served well. Basic, pedestrian.

May 08, 2013
  • Stratified_nomad rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is basically a Reader's Digest version of happiness research. While she presents some good information, Lyubomirsky's subject matter is so broad, and her explantions so cursory, that it reads more like a self-help manual than an actual book. It would have been much better if she limited her scope in order to provide more useful, detailed analysis instead of presenting an insufficient, cursory 245 page summation the briefly attempts to cover virtually every facet of modern life.

Mar 03, 2013
  • Pamellah rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

so badly written i couldn't get past the introduction


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