{geography of bliss}

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner is an unusual travelogue. As a former Geography teacher, and one who enjoys being happy, this is a great read!

Eric Weiner, spent many years as a foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, and is a self-described “grump.” A Bas Bleu review states, "The Geography of Bliss chronicles Weiner’s year-long odyssey, traveling around the world in search of its “unheralded happy places.” Guided partially by the vast sociological information kept in the World Database of Happiness (in Rotterdam), and partly by his own gut, Weiner journeys to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bhutan, Qatar, Iceland, Moldova, Thailand, Great Britain, India, and back to the United States—to find out where people are happiest and why. What he discovers is a kaleidoscopic array of perspectives on what happiness truly is. Through his engaging explorations of each country, Weiner offers the reader a wealth of inspired observations—provoking both thoughtful reflection and hearty laughs. What a blissful adventure of a book!"

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